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Violence in Udupi; Sec 144 imposed till morning 6am

Udupi: During the occasion of Bharat Bandh strike in response to the drastic hike in fuel prices, workers of BJP and Congress ended up fighting. A huge BJP protest was held in front the SP office protesting the assault on BJP leader Prabhakar Poojary. That is when the police initiated the lathi charge. In this backdrop, the Tahsildar Pradeep Kurudekar ordered the imposition of Section 144 throughout Udupi city.

Incident

According to reports, the situation came into existence after Congress workers assaulted BJP leader Prabhakar near Bannanje. When the police arrived to control the situation and prevent a fight, the workers of both the parties refused to heed to the police requests. Hence, the SP Laxman Nambaragi directed the lathi charge.

When Congress workers tried to forcefully shut down shops, BJP workers attempted to prevet this will led to the violence. There is information that Congress leader Ramesh Kanchan has suffered injury due to the lathi charge.

As a precautionary step, Sec 144 has been implemented since the evening till 6 am tomorrow morning, informed the police.

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