Leaders of TRV Arrested at Kulai
Mangaluru: Leaders of the Tulunada Rakshana Vedike (TRV) were arrested by the police at Kulai when they were on their way to Suratkal to take part in the protest against Chief minister Siddaramaiah here on April 21.
The arrested have been identified as President of TRV Yogish Shetty Jeppu, state women president of TRV Jyothika Jain, Activist M G Hegde, TRV general Secretary Prashanth Rao Kadaba, State TRV Youth wing general secretary Siraj Adkare and district secretary Harish.
Speaking to mangalorean.com M G Hegde said, “We have been arrested by the Panambur police. This is to create fear in the minds of people. This is anti-democratic policy. The police have arrested us, they want to stop our fight. Siddarmaiah is running away instead of meeting the people and finding a solution for the Yettinahole project. We have been arrested by the police but we will not stop our agitation here, it will continue. We are not afraid of arrest, let them arrest us but we will continue our protest against the Yettinahole project till we get justice.
On April 20, in a press meet members of the Netravati Rakshana Samyukta Samiti announced that they will wear a black mask, wave black flags and carry empty pots as a sign of silent protest. But on April 21, when they were on their way to Suratkal to take part in the protest the Panambur police took all the six members into custody.
It is learnt that in Suratkal, the police have arrested Ramachandra Baikampady, Shashiraj Shetty Kolambe, K S Abubakar Bantwal and others.