Mangaluru, Dec 30, 2017: Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has issued orders to extern Hindu Jagarana Vedike activist Ratnakar Shetty and Popular Front of India leader Khaleel from the district for six months.
Shetty and Khaleel, residents of Kalladka in Bantwal taluk, were accused of causing communal riots.
Both were involved in several crimes and rowdy-sheets have been opened against them at Bantwal Rural police station. In June, both Shetty and Khaleel attacked each other which led to communal riots, said Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Reddy.
An application for externment of Ratnakar Shetty and Khaleel was pending before the deputy commissioner for the past two months. After several hearings, the deputy commissioner on Friday ordered the rowdies to stay out of Dakshina Kannada district for six months, he added.