Sri Rama Sene members issued an ultimatum to the Mangalore police on Thursday. Their chief Pramod Muthalik was re-arrested by the cops on Wednesday for the recent pub attack. Sene members said if Muthalik was not released by Thursday night, they should not be held accountable for what ensues in the state thereafter.
Muthalik who was presented at the Mangalore sessions court on Thursday said in response: “There is nothing I can do about this; they will do as they have to.”
After a delayed hearing, the former convenor of the Bajrang Dal was sentenced to judicial custody for a day and will be reproduced in Mangalore court on Saturday in front of second magistrate KS Vijay.
“I have filed a bail application. There is no reason for him to be tried here. There is no evidence of his involvement in the Mangalore attacks,” argued Asha Naik, Muthalik’s counsel. Of the 27 arrested Sene members, the first 17 were sent to judicial custody while the court sentenced the remaining ten to two days police custody.