The Bharatiya Janata Party's Goa government will arrest Sri Ram Sene supremo Pramod Muthalik if he comes to Goa, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday.
Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly that Muthalik will be barred from entering Goa under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
"He will be arrested if he comes to Goa. The collector will decide his fate after the police report," Parrikar said in the assembly during the monsoon session.
A recent statement by Muthalik claiming that he would be opening a branch of his ultra rightwing Sri Ram Sene in Goa had created a controversy in Goa. Parrikar in reaction to Muthalik's statement had said that he would not "allow anyone to take law in his hands".
Muthalik shot to fame after he attacked young men and women patronising pubs some years back in Karnataka, claiming that it was against Indian culture.
Parrikar also said that Goans who are in league with Muthalik would also be penalised.
"I know some people are trying to call Muthalik to Goa. I am waiting to catch them and put them inside (jail). Their plan is to create chaos here by calling him," said Parrikar, when the issue was raised by the Independent legislator from Fatorda, Vijai Sardessai.