KOCHI: The Ernakulam Central Police have arrested two persons, allegedly SDPI workers, in connection with the violence that occurred during the protest march organised by the Muslim Ekopana Samithi to the High Court, forcing the police to resort to lathicharge.The arrested are Sageer and Mohammed Sheriff, natives of North Parur, police said.
“A case was registered against 3,000 unidentified persons for taking part in the protest march apart from 15 others whose addresses have been identified. A case under Sections 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups) has been registered against them,” Ernakulam Central AC K Laljy said.
The march towards the High Court was in protest against a judgment which declared null and void the marriage of a Hindu woman who converted to Islam.
The protest march which started from Kaloor was blocked by the police in front of the St Albert’s College. The protesters tried to topple the barricades resulting in police using force, including water cannons.