BENGALURU: What can be called embarrassment for the ruling BJP, about 40 activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student group of RSS, breached police security and tried to enter the residence official of Karnataka Homeland Minister, Araga Jnanendra on Jayamahal Road here on Saturday morning.
They are demanding a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates. The minister was in Shivamogga at the time of the incident and had only his staff at his residence.
Clearly aware of the incident, the police jurisdiction from JC Nagar station filed a lawsuit against 30 ABVP activists, including one woman, according to IPC sections 448 (home trespass), 143 (gathering of illegals) legal) and 147 (riot). More than 10 activists are in police custody.
Anger has flared among BJP cadres against state leadership over the murder of Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru and other Hindu activists.
Police applied a light charge when protesters tried to break into the minister’s house. However, activists later broke several flower pots inside the campus. They were eventually removed from the facility.
A police officer confirmed that no activists entered the house. “They went to the main door but were stopped,” he added. Sub-inspector Raja Saab and Chief of Police Srinivasmurthy of JC Nagar police station have been suspended for failing to gather information about the activists and their motives, nor notify senior police officials. high on the case.
Jnaendra said, “I understand the feelings of ABVP activists. They want the PFI and its affiliates to be banned for various reasons, including the DJ Halli-KG Halli riot and the murder. activists like Praveen and Harsha. In my absence, they expressed their feelings.” I will hold talks with them. ”
Bengaluru police commissioner CH Pratap Reddy admitted that they lacked intelligence about the attack. “I will look into the matter,” he replied while taking a serious note of the incident and the security breach.
Earlier in the day, a small group of activists who had gathered outside the Ministerial residence said they wanted to submit a memorandum on the recent series of killings of right-wing activists, in addition to observing a silent protest. However, some activists have started chanting slogans demanding an immediate ban on the PFI, Campus Front of India (CFI) student wing and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) political wing. ).