Mangaluru, Sep 23, 2019: City Police Commissioner Dr P S Harsha has said a total of 13 persons have been arrested in connection with the clash and firing incident in Ullal. If six persons were arrested in connection with the firing incident, seven were arrested for the clashes, the Commissioner said.
Speaking to media persons at his office on September 23, Monday, the Commissioner said a WhatsApp status had led to the strife. He said a person named Arshad had put up a status in favour of Suhail Kandak on WhatsApp and the same was questioned by one Salman asking why unnecessary publicity was being given to Suhail when they too were working for the party.
Following an altercation, Suhail had opened fire which injured Irshad following which another team launched an attack. A car was also damaged, the Commissioner informed.
Police have recovered two live bullets and one used bullet from the scene of the crime. Forensic experts have also been pressed into service, the Commissioner said.
DCPs Laxmi Ganesh and Arunamshugiri were present.