Senior MES leaders arrested
At about 5.45 pm there was a sudden rush at the Market police station and the by lookers were surprised with the media presence. Former MES legislator Manohar Kinekar was arrested and brought to Market Police Station. Later at 6.30pm former mayor of Belgaum City Corporation Vijay Pandurang More was brought.
Interestingly, the arrests were made after the office hours of the court.
Untill Monday evening, the police had arrested 12 MES workers under Section 143, 147, 148, 153(A), 353, 332, 307 R/W 149 of IPC in connection with the violence. Earlier, the police had taken 13 MES workers under preventive dention.
Totally 61 workers of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike – 31 belonging to Narayan Gowda faction and 28 of Praveen Shetty faction while they were protest against MES earlier in the day on Monday.
The Police may continue their arrest spree by aresting other senior MES leaders like Digamber Patil and Vasantrao Patil.