Mangaluru, Mar 25, 2017: A Bajrangdal activist who reportedly threatened Moodbidri MLA K Abhayachandra Jain and District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai has been arrested by the police. The arrested person is Praveen Shetty from Eedu.
On Tuesday night the accused had contacted Valpady Gram Panchayat Vice President Arun Kumar Shetty over his mobile phone and threatened Jain and Rai and other Congress leaders if they visit the Eedu fair scheduled to be held on April 5. The Panchayat Vice President had lodged a complaint naming Eedu Sachin Shetty and three others as the accused.
Here it is worth mentioning that MLA Abhayachandra Jain had an altercation with a few locals during a road inaugural at Daregudde. A video footage showing Abhayachandra engaged in a verbal duel with a woman was also uploaded on WhatsApp. This was opposed by Arun Shetty stating that the incident took place at the instigation of Bajrangdal activists.
Following this development some people had telephoned Shetty threatening Abhayachandra, Mithun Rai. The calls were made using three numbers and all the three numbers are now switched off.