Mangaluru, Feb 21, 2017: The Hindu Jagarana Vedike has claimed that Pratap Poojary who was killed at Maroli recently and Manikanta who was injured in the attack were not its activists. The organisation has also stated that neither the accused were connected to the Vedike.
Addressing press persons here on February 21, Tuesday, Ravi Raj, Convenor of the Vedike alleged that the slain Pratap Poojary had many cases against him and the Vedike was in no way connected to the incident. "This is just an attempt to tarnish the image of the organisation," alleged Ravi.
He also demanded that the police should nvestigate the case thoroughly and arrest the killers. He further claimed that the Hindu Jagarana Vedike was not involved in any unlawful activity and added that when several people attend the Vedike programmes, not all can be labelled as Jagarana Vedike activists.
Subhash Padil, Secretary of the Vedike, Amity Kumar, Convenor and others were present at the press meet.