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Arrest of Prashanth murder accused : BJP calls off Oct 20 protest

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Mangaluru, Oct 19, 2015:  The BJP which had planned a huge protest on October 20  against the murder of Bhajrangdal activist  Prashanth Poojary in Moodbidri, has now called off the protest following the arrest of four persons in connection with the murder. The party had earlier set October 19 as the deadline for the Police Department to arrest the culprits in the case.

bjp press meet.

bjp press meet.


	bjp press meet...



Informing this to reporters here, Pratap Simha Nayak, District President of the BJP  said the protest  has been withdrawn as the main accused has been arrested and added even the Commissioner had appealed through the media  in this regard. He said the BJP has taken the decision upon consultation with state leaders.

While congratulating the Police Department for arresting the four accused, he also urged the Department to initiate a thorough probe into the case.

On this occasion, Nayak also criticised the ministers from the district including  the Moodbidri MLA for not visiting the house of the deceased Prashanth Poojary. He even strongly felt that there should be no discrimination in treating cases pertaining  to majority and minority communities.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC and Monappa Bhandary, former MLC were also present at the press meet.