Udupi: The BJP’s planned protest against the celebration of Tipu Jayanti at the DC's office in Manipal was foiled in less than a minute today. Immediately as the BJP leaders arrived, the police intervened and arrested all as a preventive measure.
The heavy security at the venue was deployed under the direction of SP Dr. Sanjeev Patil and BJP leaders, numbering 40, were taken into custody as they were shouting slogans against the government for celebrating Tipu Jayati.
Five buses awaited the transport of the unruly protesters, which included two women. Policemen and media persons were present, apart from the protesters.
Raghupathy Bhat, Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde, Suresh Nayak, Prabhaker Poojary, Shreesha Nayak, Sandhya Ramesh and Syamala are among those arrested.
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