BANGALORE: The protest by advocates without prior permission from the police had an immense impact of vehicular movement JC Road, KR Market, KG Road, Mysore Bank Circle and nearby areas on Tuesday evening.
Starting from Minerva Circle, the vehicle users, including patients, children and women who entered JC Road and KG Road had to languish for more than four hours as there was no space to move the vehicles.
The traffic jam was so huge that even the road leading to Majestic in Jayanagar also witnessed slow movement of vehicles.
Vehicular traffic at KR Circle, Nrupatunga Road, Cubbon Pet, Halasur Gate and other surrounding areas were thrown out gear for a long time.
The police had to deviate traffic to other areas to clear vehicles.
background of the protest
Tyagarajanagar police said constables Arun Kumar and Lokesh were on duty on Ganesh Mandir Road around 7.30 am on Saturday. They were advised to keep a watch on suspicious persons as the area had witnessed a few chain snatching incidents. Advocate Balakrishna, a resident of Shastrinagar, came on a bike along with two pillion riders - Raghavendra and Preetam. The cops stopped them and asked for Balakrishna’s DL.
Balakrishna allegedly picked up a quarrel with the police and in the melee, Raghavendra reportedly assaulted Arun Kumar and tore his uniform. The cops took the three to the police station. The trio were booked under IPC Sections 323, 334, 341 and 353. They were released on bail. However, Balakrishna claims that he was going with a friend and not riding triple as the police say.
“I was beaten up by the police and they detained me illegally,” he accused.