Silent dharna

BELLARY: Members of Jewellers and Pawn Brokers’ Association and Gold and Silversmith Association here on Tuesday downed shutters and staged a silent dharna to protest against alleged harassment by the police.

In a memorandum addressed to Home Minister V.S. Acharya, and copies marked to Ministers in the district, they charged that Gandhi Nagar police had detained Mehaboob Basha and Manoj Kumar Soni, owners of jewellery shops, on the charge that they had purchased stolen ornaments.

— Staff Correspondent