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Bengaluru pro-Kannada activists warned not to take law into hands

Police commissioner today warned pro-Kannada activists to desist from indulging in activities that violate law and order.

Published: 22nd July 2017 01:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2017 01:44 PM   |  A+A-

A Metro employee cleaning a blackened name board at Goraguntepalya Metro station in Bengaluru on Thursday. | Jithendra M

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A day after pro-Kannada activists blackened Hindi name boards in five Bengaluru Metro stations, the city's police commissioner, Praveen Sood today warned pro-Kannada activists to desist from indulging in activities that violate law and order. 

Speaking to reporters, Sood said, "The activists have all the rights to fight for issues over language or any other issue. The police will support them if they do so within the ambit of law and order. But anyone taking the law into their hands will not be tolerated and stern action will be taken".

The city police on Friday filed cases against 36 pro-Kannada activists, including Narayanagowda, the president of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike after protesters entered Metro stations on Thursday night and blackened Hindi name boards. 

Six of them were arrested on Friday, on charges of destroying public property.



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