Several people have been detained on Wednesday after they were found involved in stone pelting at a Masjid, few homes & vehicles belonging to the Muslims in Karnataka’s Haveri district, during a rally by saffron group members.
The residents said that the tension prevailed in the district with the stone pelting started by the participants in the rally. Some students and residents were injured in stone pelting.
“Hindutva group Bajrang Dal members have reportedly pelted stones on the school going children in Haveri,” residents complained.
Dr. Shivakumar, SP, Haveri said that almost 25 have been arrested those are indulged in the stones pelting at a Mosque , few homes & vehicles in Haveri’s Rattihalli.
Cops have confirmed that a group of about 100 people took a detour from the rally they were part of & indulged in the stone pelting, many arrested and investigation is on
It may be mentioned here that a bike rally was held for installation of Rayanna’s statue in Haveri.
Rally was diverted to a different road from the designated road. About 100 to 150 bikes participated in the bike rally, stones were pelted on adjacent mosque, 8-10 houses & two vehicles.
Following the incident of stone pelting on a Mosque & Muslim homes, security has been heightened in the area, 6 platoons of KSRP deployed, totally 25 arrested , 5 are minors, 7 FIR registered.