Mangaluru, Feb 21, 2018: MLA of Mangaluru South J R Lobo has said that he has instructed officials to initiate stern action against those guilty in the case of assault on a few persons near Kasba Bengre on February 10, Tuesday night.
Speaking to reporters here, he said everything was peaceful when those returning from the fishermen’s meet at Malpe passed through the area by four buses. However then the fifth bus passed that way there was disturbance following an altercation between two groups. Later the problem was solved with the intervention of leaders from Thota Bengre and Kasba Bengre, said Lobo. He said no scope would be given for the recurrence of such incidents.
He appealed against giving a political colour to the incident and disturbing peace when elections are nearing. Lobo also informed that he has visited the place.
KSRTC Director T K Sudhir, Corporator Vinay Raj, Congress leaders Ramananda Poojary, Mohan Mendon and others were present.