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Abrupt end to BJP Padayatra : MPs Nalin, Shobha detained at DK-Hassan border; released

Abrupt end to BJP Padayatra : MPs Nalin, Shobha detained at DK-Hassan border; released

Mangalore Today News Network

Puttur, Oct 14, 2015 :  Several  workers including Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Udupi MP Shobha Karandlaje who were part of a team that was on a Padayatra froim Mangaluru to Yettinahole, were detained  by the Hassan police on October 13, Tuesday night at around 8 pm when they  reached the  DK and Hassan border area and were  near the Chowdeshwari Temple at Heggadde village. All of them were later released.

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The  Hassan District Additional SP Shobharani  arrested the MPs and other party men after informing them that they cannot be  allowed to enter Hassan district and would be arrested as a precautionary measure.

 It has been gathered that such a move was taken as the presence of large number of activists who had planned to gherao the Yettinahole project site may create a law and order problem.

Sources said that MPs Nalin and Shobha questioned the police action of trying to disrupt a peaceful protest and engaged in a verabl duel with the cops. There also ensued a fracas between BJP workers and the police resulting in disruption of vehicular traffic and tense situation. Some party workers even sat on a dharna right on the road. The situation later cooled down.

Meanwhile, even 250 BJP workers from Hassan who too had planned to join the Padayatra were intercepted by the polcie near Donigal in Sakleshpur taluk and were arrested.

All  the BJP leader and workers from the district who had participated in the Padayatra have returned to Mangaluru.


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