Udupi, Oct 17, 2021: A case has been filed against leaders of Hindu Jagarana Vedike of Udupi at the town police station for organising the Durga Daud Padayatra in violation of Covid guidelines and without seeking any approval on October 15.
The case was filed following a complaint lodged by the Udupi Municipal Commissioner and Covid Nodal Officer Dr Uday Kumar Shetty stating that the padayatra was taken out from the Kadiyali Mahishamardini Temple upto Ambalpady Mahakali Temple withpout any prior permission and in violation of the orders of the Udupi DC.
State Minister V Sunil Kumar, Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat and many others had taken part in the event. As per the government guidelines more than 400 people cannot converge at one place.
The Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists exhibiting arms like machetes during the event has also raised eyebrows. However police sources said no complaint has been lodged in this regard.