Karnataka

70 BJP, Bajrang Dal activists detained

Members of BJP Yuva Morcha being taken into custody for protesting against the Tipu Jayanti programme in Shivamogga on Friday.  

As many as 70 activists of Bharatiya Janata Party and Bajrang Dal who had tried to stage a protest on Friday in violation of the prohibitory orders in Sagar city were detained by the police. They were trying to protest against the celebration of Tipu Jayanti as a State-sponsored programme.

The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Shivamogga, Sagar and Bhadravati on Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. to maintain peace during Tipu Jayanti.

When the BJP and Bajrang Dal activists gathered near old police station in Sagar city to stage a protest, the police immediately swung into action and arrested them.

The activists were released later. Meanwhile, Tipu Jayanti was observed peacefully in Shivamogga and Bhadravathi cities.

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