Three More Protesters Take ill at Freedom Park

Protesters charged that the government has posted policemen in plainclothes at the protest venue to provide information to Intelligence Department.

Published: 12th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2014 07:57 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The ongoing protest against the State government’s decision to scrap the entire KPSC selection list of 2011 batch took a serious turn on Monday when three more protesters took ill.

Shankar Gouli, Veeranna and Ravi were shifted to K C General Hospital for treatment from Freedom Park, the venue of the protest. Doctors treating them told Express that they are recovering.

They have become weak as they have not taken food for a few days and all are out of danger, they added.

The protesters, meanwhile, charged that the government has posted policemen in plainclothes at the protest venue to provide information to the Intelligence Department.

“They are taking part in the protest as if they are parents of the selected candidates. This is not a welcome act. We are determined to intensify the protest ,” Srinivas, a protester.

The protesters had a verbal duel with the police when they came to know that policemen in plain clothes were in their midst.

Then, some senior police officials intervened and brought the situation under control.  

2 More CCTV Cameras Installed

Meanwhile, the Police Department installed two more CCTV cameras at the venue to keep an eye on the protest and prevent untoward incidents.

The police are also observing the movements of the protesters.

Besides, they have continued making elaborate security arrangements to maintain the law and order situation at the venue.


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