Crime News from Padubidre:
On Sunday morning, convener of district HIndu Mahasabha, Ambika Nayak, district president of the Vedike, Prashant Nayak, convener of Hindu outfit from Kaup, Sudheer, and several other Hindu activists gathered in front of Padubidri station again demanding action. As the police action was delayed till afternoon, they started blocking movement of vehicles on national highway 66. After the police said in the afternoon and they have arrested main accused, Harris, and promised to produce him before the magistrate, the activists appeared to have calmed down.
Padubidri police, who have identified 16 communally sensitive areas within the station limits, have deployed police contingents including district reserve police contingent, four inspectors, and a deputy superintendent of police to manage the situation. Additional superintendent of police, Vishnuvardhan, said that action will be taken against anyone found violating law.
It is said that angered by the fact that the driver of a line sales vehicle had overtaken two motor bikes in an aggressive manner, the bikers had overtaken the truck, intercepted it, and badly beaten up its driver, Bhaskar (35), and salesman, Shankar (38) on Saturday February 25.