The news of some miscreants burning the red and yellow flag at Kadoli village had brought some tension in the village and Belgaum city as well.
But the mystery is now solved and the mischief monger was a Kannada activist himself.
32-year-old Shivkumar Desai was nabbed following a tip-off from fellow villagers and subsequent verification of his mobile phone call records. Kannada organisations had staged a dharna on that day at the DC office and had asked for the arrest of the MES and some other Marathi leaders.
The fact is now that the two factions are not accepting that the accused was in their group.
Marathi organisations of Belgaum have condemned the incident.
Inputs from Bangalore Mirror