MANGALURU: Several activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) were injured on Tuesday morning when the cops lathi charged them, as they were trying to barge into the police commissioner's office, demanding the release of one of their activists.
Also, over 100 PFI activists were detained from the spot.
The activists pelted stones at buses and clashed with the police in which a few policemen also sustained injuries.
According to PFI activists, the Mangaluru City Crime Branch (CCB) police had arrested Ahmed Khureshi, a resident of Katipalla, Kaikamba in connection with an attempt to murder case recently.
They alleged that Khureshi was subjected to torture during interrogation and had been shifted to Wenlock Hospital for treatment.
On hearing this, PFI activists staged a protest demanding justice and immediate release of Ahmed Khureshi.
According to the police, the PFI activists did not secure permission for the protest.
Despite being warned not to enter, activists surrounded the officials and shouted slogans, while attempting to enter the chamber of the commissioner.