Puttur: Tension prevailed after a car belonging to Ummer Shalimar, president of a mosque in Kokkada, was found parked on the Sankranti ground belonging to Shri Vaidyanatheshwara Vishnumurty temple on Thursday.
Crowds from two communities began gathering. Nellyadi and Uppinangady police arrived on the spot. A few Hindu activists alleged that Ummer had come with his supporters and had threatened Shashikant.
Temple trustee Satyanarayana Bhat filed a complaint saying that the sanctity of the temple had been defiled by Ummer by parking his car there.
The police dispersed the crowds and took the car and Ummer to the police station for investigations.