Following a stone pelting incident during an Eid Milad procession in Shantinagar-Ragigudda on Monday, the Shivamogga district administration in Karnataka imposed section 144 in the borders of the Shivamogga Mahanagara Palika.
The situation is now under control, according to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and 40 persons have been detained thus far in connection with the incident.
He added that the government would not put up with such behaviour.
“An Eid Milad procession was underway when some miscreants pelted stones. They also threw stones at the police. So far 40 people have been arrested. Our government will not tolerate such activities. The situation is under control now,” CM Siddaramaiah said while speaking to reporters.
During the Eid Milad parade in Shantinagar-Ragigudda in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka, some vehicles and homes were stoned, according to the police.
Security has been strengthened in the area, according to Shivamogga Superintendent of Police (SP) GK Mithun Kumar, and a case has been filed as a result of complaints from the police officers hurt during the clashes.
“Some vehicles and houses were damaged due to this. Some police officers have also been hit by the stones. We have asked all of them to file a complaint. Security has been tightened in the area. A group of people have already been arrested in connection with the incident. Based on video clips and information from witnesses, the miscreants were arrested. Section 144 has been imposed in the area as a precautionary measure,” SP Mithun Kumar said.
The SP further said, “2 Rapid Action Force (RAF) platoon, 20 Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and 500 Home Guard personnel deployed. A case has been registered in connection with the incident. Complaints are also taken from police personnel who have been pelted with stones.”
Apart from the Shantinagar-Ragigudda incident, the source added, the Eid Milad rally was peaceful, and the situation is now under control.
“No one should listen to rumours, strict action will be taken against the culprits,” the SP added.