Mangalore: Congress Workers, Students Defy Prohibitory Orders, 50 Detained
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Jul 29: Around 50 Congress activists were rounded up by the Barke police even as they tried to defy prohibitory orders to hold a protest in front of MCC building here on Sunday July 29.
At around 4 pm, Youth Congress leaders Praveenchandra Alva, Mithun Rai, KPCC secretary Ivan D'Souza and Congress leader Bola Jagannath Shetty along with their party workers assembled near the MCC building to protest against the attack on boys and girls at a Padil resort on Saturday July 28.
However, as Section 144 is in place for three days, the police did not allow the Congress leaders to hold the protest.
They agreed to comply with the orders and temporarily called back the protest. They waited for sometime, and all of a sudden some of the Congress activists began to shout slogans.
The activists, defying the police orders, began to protest, and were soon rounded up by the police. All of them were detained.
Several students, including those belonging to NSUI and the general public joined the protest and were chased by the police.
The police had to resort to mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
Inspectors Vinay Gaonkar, Subhashchandra and other 25 police personnel took charge of the situation.