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Karnataka: 6 Sri Ram Sene members held for hoisting Pak flag

January 05, 2012 00:14 IST

The Karnataka police have arrested six members of the youth wing of the Sri Ram Sene in connection with the hoisting of a Pakistani flag at the Sindgi town in Bijapur.

It was alleged that some miscreants had hoisted a Pakistan flag over the Tahsildar's office. As a result of this incident, there was violence in this area on January 1.

There was large scale damage as a result of the violence that erupted. A bandh call too was given by the Sri Ram Sene and also the Bajrang Dal.

Superintendent of Police D C Rajappa has confirmed that all the arrested were the members of the student wing of Sri Ram Sene.

The accused have been identified as Rajesh Siddaramaiah Matha, Arun Vagmore , Parashu Rama Vagmore , Sunil Madivalappa Agasar, Eshwar Navi and Mallana Gowda Vijaya Kumar Patil.

It is alleged that the incident was a conspiracy of Sri Ram Sene, which wanted to create communal tension in the town.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru