KRRS Vice-President’s arrest: Farmers lay siege to Periyapatna Police Station

KRRS Vice-President’s arrest: Farmers lay siege to Periyapatna Police Station

May 16, 2019

Periyapatna:  Hundreds of farmers laid siege to Periyapatna Police Station yesterday after Police arrested Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) Vice-President Lokesh Raje Urs over a trivial issue.

Urs had gone to Periyapatna Police Station yesterday in connection with a complaint lodged by a woman of Hirimalali village in the taluk, when he enquired a Woman Police Constable (WPC) about the absence of PSI Balu. After the WPC told Urs that the PSI had gone out, Urs opened the closed door of the PSI’s chamber, which irked the WPC, following which a verbal duel ensued between the WPC and Urs.

Later, when PSI Balu came to the Police Station, the WPC lodged a written complaint accusing Lokesh Raje Urs of abuse. Following the complaint, the Police arrested Urs and allegedly assaulted him before producing him at the Court.

As news of Lokesh Raje Urs’ arrest spread, hundreds of farmers from across the taluk, led by KRRS leaders Badagalapura Nagendra and Basavaraju, gathered and laid siege to Periyapatna Police Station demanding action against the guilty Police personnel.

The farmers protested raising slogans against the Police and also cooked food in the Station premises even as they continued protest throughout the night.

Additional SP Sneha, Hunsur Sub-Division Dy.SP Bhaskar Rai and other senior Police personnel visited the Police Station.

The farmers said that they will continue their protest until action is taken against the guilty Policemen, who are accused of high-handedness.


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