Rama Sene founder detained for Mangalore pub attack

January 29th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Jan 28 (IANS) Sri Rama Sene founder-president Pramod Mutalik was taken into detention by the police for Saturday’s attack by members of his outfit on women in a pub in Mangalore, officials said. Mutalik will be brought Thursday before a court in Mangalore which had issued a ‘body warrant’ against him.

Body warrant is to bring the person before the court which issues such an order. Hence, technically Mutalik is not arrested but in the custody of the Mangalore police.

Mutalik was Wednesday handed over to the Mangalore police by the Davangere district police who have a pending case against him on charges of inciting communal disharmony, Davangere police superintendent Sandip Patil told IANS.

Mutalik, who has defended the attack on the pub but apologised for assault on young women there, was arrested in Belgaum Tuesday and taken to Davangere for the earlier case.

He was released on bail by a Davangere court Wednesday. By then Mangalore police armed with body warrant were in Davangere to pick up him.

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