Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Gopal Bhat was taken into custody from Shahstri Nagar where he was meeting other members of the VHP.
Bengaluru police led by ACP Suresh led the team who took Bhat into custody, in connection to allegedly airing video footages of VHP head Praveen Togadia during recent Virat Hindu Convention in Bengaluru despite ban.
First it was told that Bhat would be taken to a local police station but when the jeep made its route towards the Highway, the activists stopped the police jeep near Ashoka circle and forced the police officers to produce the arrest warrant which the police did not have. There was a raasta roko for an hour.
This led to verbal clashes and eventually Gopal Bhat was brought to the police commissioner’s office where BJP MP Surehs Angadi joined the activists.
At the commissioner’s office there were some heated exchanges and Angadi was asking as to how can Bengaluru police arrest someone without knowledge to the local police. S Ravi later said that a FIR was filed against Bhat in Bengaluru and police had come here for inquiry and Bhat was released from there after the inquiry.