Mangaluru, Dec 26, 2017: A verbal duel that ensued between the crew of two buses over a trivial issue resulted in some tense moments at Gurupur Ganjimutt close by Vamanjoor on December 25, Monday night. It is said a dispute between two conductors over timings issue had resulted in the tense situation.
Some Ayyappa Vrithadharis who came to know that one of their men was abused arrived and tried to intercept the bus at around 8.30 pm making matters worse.
Though the Bajpe police asked the two groups to lodge complaint, people remained at the spot. When the instructions of the police to vacate the place went unheeded, police had to wield batons when a boy was reportedly injured.
Police clarify : Soon after the incident, news spread like wild fire in social sites that cops had resorted to lathi charge against Ayyappa Vrithadharis. Bajpe Inspector Parashiva Murthi who clarified, said the police have not assaulted anyone, and that someone might have been injured while wielding lathis to disperse the crowd.