A member of the Kannada organisation has been detained by Bengaluru Police on Monday after he allegedly ran over a car on North Deputy Commissioner of Police Dharmendra Kumar Meena’s foot when the latter was on duty looking after the ‘bandobast’ of ‘Bharat Bandh’.
The effect of the Bharat Bandh regarding the withdrawal of the three New Agriculture Laws was not visible in the city of Bangalore and the movement of vehicles remained normal during this period. Along with this, shops and offices also remained open. In view of the Bharat Bandh, the police were instructed to take all necessary precautionary measures to maintain peace and law and order so that no untoward incident takes place in the sensitive areas. During the protest, the protestor ran his SUV over the feet of DCP Meena.
The policemen present on the spot were also taken by surprise by this incident. Meena sustained minor injuries. After the accident, the police caught the man driving the vehicle, who was identified as Harish Gowda.
The detainee has been identified as Harish Gowda who is said to be a member of Pro Kannada Sangathan, said Bengaluru Police. The workers of this organization also took part in support of the bandh.
“Gowda ran over an SUV over Meena while the latter was on duty near Goragunte Palya junction on Tumakuru Road. Meena has suffered injuries in his leg and is presently stable,” added the police. The police also have seized the car.
“It was a vehicle of protestors, they had pasted posters on the windshield, probably he didn’t see me, but probably he didn’t see me I believe because of posters. Almost half of my foot came below the tyre of the car,” Meena told ANI.
Today, the workers of the Pro-Kannada organisation took part in support of the nationwide ‘Bharat bandh’ to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws, as per the police. Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a coalition of farmers’ unions, has called for a nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday.
In Karnataka, various organisations were seen protesting outside the Kalaburagi Central bus station in support of the bandh.
(With ANI inputs)