KARNATAKA: Karnataka police have arrested an accused in reference to the case of garlanding Tupu Sultan’s statue with slippers in Raichur district, police mentioned on Friday.
The accused is recognized as 23-year-old Akash Talwar, a resident of Sirivara city in Manvi taluk. Police clarify that following the incident, Nikhil B. had shaped two particular groups following the incident.
The police have additionally gathered CCTV footage within the area and took three individuals into custody. The accused was one amongst them and confessed to the crime after being grilled by the police.
The accused has been despatched to judicial custody. Karnataka’s Sirivara city was tense following the violation of the statue of the erstwhile ruler of Mysuru, Tipu Sultan on January 31.
The statue of Tipu Sultan was discovered garlanded with slippers within the wee hours of Wednesday and the folks got here to find out about it within the morning, resulting in widespread anger.
A lot of folks have come out within the open condemning the incident and are staging a protest on the Tipu Circle.
They’d additionally blocked the street and torched tyres on the protest web site, demanding speedy arrest of the folks behind the vandalism. Sirivara police have registered a case on this regard.