Mangaluru: Seven arrested for stopping college tour at Mudipu, stone-pelting at mosque

Mangaluru: Seven arrested for stopping college tour at Mudipu, stone-pelting at mosque

Mangaluru, Mar 17: Seven persons have been arrested in connection to the moral policing case at Mudipu wherein Bajrang Dal activists had stopped a bus carrying college students on an educational tour to Bengaluru and Mysuru.

The arrests also were in connection to the stone-pelting at Noorania Juma mosque which followed the bus incident.

DCP Santhosh Babu informed this to media persons prior to the road safety meeting at DC’s office here on Tuesday March 17.

The DCP said that three cases have been registered and seven persons arrested so far. Also, three two-wheelers and one car has been seized.

He said two teams, each led by ACP south and CCB, have been formed to investigate the case and stone-pelting on the mosque.

“Further investigations are on. We want to finish the probe and close this case as soon as possible,” the DCP said.

The incident took place on the night of Saturday March 14 when a group of around 300 Bajrang Dal activists stopped a bus taking students and four teachers of a college on an educational tour to Bengaluru and Mysuru, allegedly because the boys and girls in the bus belonged to different communities. The activists went on a rampage, pelting stones at the bus and later at Noorania Juma mosque and also allegedly three persons who were travelling in an auto rickshaw.

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=304654

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