There was a mild lathi charge to disperse a group of Shiv Sena activists gathered in Maruti Galli and their local leader Prakash Shirolkar has been taken into custody. Police had to resort to Lathi charge after a few Shiv Sainiks were forcing people to shut shop.
All shops in Maruti Galli are closed majority of them and a few on Kirloaskar road as well. But the rest of the market is normal as it is.
The Shiv Sena Belgaum has requested all to assemble at 9 am on Sunday at Dharmveer Sambhaji Chowk to pay homage to Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackrey. They have also requested all commercial establishments to remain closed.
Marathi outfits including Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi (MES), Shiv Sena and Hindu organisations have called for a bandh in the district on Sunday to mourn the death of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray.