Bajrang Dal workers booked for burning tent canteen

February 03, 2019 11:15 pm | Updated 11:15 pm IST - Hassan

A group of five or six Bajrang Dal workers allegedly burnt a makeshift canteen in Sakleshpur town on the suspicion that beef items were being sold there. The incident took place on Thursday and a complaint was registered by the Sakleshpur Town police the next day.

A release from Superintendent of Police A.N. Prakash Gowda said Shamim and Khamrunnisa of Raghavendra Nagar had put up a makeshift tent to sell mutton and chicken items. According to the Shamim’s complaint, a group of Bajrang Dal workers allegedly ransacked the tent and assaulted the two women running the canteen.

The police have booked a case on the charges of voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section 323), assault on women (354), causing damage (427), committing mischief by fire (436), and criminal intimidation (506).

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