Social activist held for begging near collectorate
‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said.india Updated: Jun 30, 2016 17:40 IST
A social activist created a flutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequate funds to state-run schools.
‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said.
He also displayed a banner which read, “please help by giving alms.”
As the crowd started swelling, police frisked him away and took him into custody for questioning, they said.
First Published: Jun 30, 2016 17:40 IST