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Karaya clash: 26 persons arrested, few still absconding

Mangaluru: The police have arrested 26 persons in connection with the communal riot and torching of shops in Karaya and Uppinangady. Police have registered 35 cases in connection with the incident. Dakshina Kannada SP Dr Sharanappa stated in a media release.

Three police teams have been formed under the instruction of superintendent of police. Some of the accused have been arrested and others who are absconding will be arrested soon, he said.

Locals had called for a bandh on Tuesday January 21. However it was called off after a peace meet was held. Religious leaders from both the communities participated in the meet with the SP and other police officers. General public have been told not to listen to any rumours relating to the unrest particularly the one which spreads in social media.

The SP also dismissed reports about three persons attempting to torch a place of worship and said, "A phone call was received at Uppinangady police station that three youths with petrol cans in hand were spotted in Ilanthila, and that they were searching for a particular place of worship. But after investigations by the police, it was learnt that the youths were just searching for petrol after their bike ran out of petrol at Ilanthila. The youths were not involved in any wrong activities as alleged. The youths are the residents of Alankaru Nekre."
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Attack on prayer house: Protest in Karaya, several arrested

Belthangady: Following stone pelting incident on a prayer house in Karaya here on Friday night January 16, locals belonging to one community protested on Saturday.

Protesters demanded the arrest of the miscreants. Police team rushed to the spot and detained 24 people.

On Friday night stones were pelted on the vehicls which were returning from Hindu samajotsava held in Puttur. Retaliating to the incident miscreants threw stones at a prayer house of a particular community and assaulted one person.

As the tension prevailed in the region high security was deployed.
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