Moodbidri: Rohan (27), Kavan (28) and Darshan (31), all hailing from Madikeri, were arrested after damaging a banner put up by the local youth in Todar.
The banner was put up on the occasion of Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary being observed in the state on Nov 10. The three men, who had come on a visit to the district, were on their way back to Madikeri in their car.
Having spotted the banner, they got down from their vehicle and damaged the banner and continued their journey.
The town police from here saw this act and alerted the police on night beat at Belvai. The stopped the car and took the three men into custody.
The youth from Todar who put up the banner have said that necessary permission had been obtained to put up the banner.