Udupi, Nov 10, 2017: As many as 31 BJP leaders and workers who tried to stage a protest in front of the DC office at Manipal on November 10, Friday opposing Tipu Jayanthi celebrations,were detained by the police.
The Department had made heavy security arrangements in view of Tipu Jayanthi with SP Dr Sanjeeva Patil himself being at the spot to monitor the situation.
District BJP Chief Mattar Ratnaker Hegde, former MLA Raghupathi Bhat, leaders Yashpal Suvarna. Shyamala Kunder, Shashikanth Padubidri and others were among those who were detained.
In Karkala too police arrested 40 BJP workers who tried to stage a protest against Tipu Jayanthi.