A BJP Yuva Morcha Mahangar, Belagavi President Nikhil Murkhute, 30 had to land in jail after his video of cutting his birthday cake with sword went viral.
On February 1 on his Birthday Nikhil at Old Gandhi Nagar cut cake using a sword gifted to him. Anil Benake, MLA, who attended the celebration, also held the sword for some time and helped him cut the cake. Former MLA Sanjay Patil also attended the party.
The Belagavi Police took Nikhil under preventive custody and the police press note mentions that he is a rowdy sheeter with 5 cases pending against him at the Mal Maruti Police station including attempt to murder, rioting, battery and assault, and under provisions of Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act.
The Police press note further said such acts act as a deterrent to public peace and hence any such acts will be dealt strictly as per law.