Mysuru: BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa and several others were taken into custody by the police here on Thursday, when they tried to picket DC's office, condemning the brutal killing of a BJP activist.
BJP State Chief Prahlad Joshi, MP Prathap Simha, former minister S A Ramadas were among those taken into custody by the police.
On Thursday, Joshi and B S Yeddyurappa had met the bereaved family members of Raju and handed over compensation on behalf of the party.
Following this, when a huge crowd led by BSY tried to picket DC's office here, the police stopped them and took them into custody.
Later, on his release, BSY took on the state Congress government and said that the Congress party was resorting to vote bank politics and appeasement of the minority. This policy was affecting the police department as they are being prevented from discharging their duties.
Speaking to reporters BJP State Chief Prahlad Joshi said that the party has decided to picket Vidhana Soudha on March 22 and once the budget is over the party will demand judicial inquiry into killing of Raju Kyathamaranahalli, who was hacked to death recently in Mysuru on March 13.
BSY demanded immediate arrest of the culprits who hacked Raju to death.
Joshi said that the organisations such as the SDPI, Popular Front of India, KFD, which are behind the scenes, fueling unrest in the society must be banned immediately.
"These organisations are backed by the government," he alleged.
Killing of Raju, a right wing activist had turned Mysuru tense. Section 144 has been clamped in Mysuru city till Friday midnight.