On Tuesday, the Belgaum police registered a criminal case against Belgaum South BJP MLA Abhay Patil for allegedly provoking people, leading to clashes in the incident that happened at Vishnu Galli Vadagaon on Monday night.
The Shahpur police have registered a first information report against Mr. Patil and booked him under Sections 143, 147, 148, 427, 153(A) read with 149 of the Indian Penal Code. The district police may even approach the Speaker to seek permission to arrest the MLA, according to Rupak Kumar Datta, Additional Director-General of Police (Law & Order) here on Tuesday.
The police have arrested 25 persons and are keeping a watch on the affected locality.
The FIR mentions that the the MLA and around 40-50 of his supporters damaged two-wheelers and autorickshaws and threw stones on houses in Vadgaon.
Mr. Patil denied the police charge and alleged that the police were biased against him.
Roop Kumar Datta, ADGP (law and order) said that he has instructed police to open a separate rowdy sheet for those engaged in fomenting communal trouble in the city.