The district administration has banned Shiv Sena MP Dhairyasheel Mane from entering Belagavi. Dhairyasheel Mane, a Lok Sabha member from Hatkanangle constituency in Maharashtra, had sought permission to take part in a protest to be held by Madhyavarti Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MMES) in Belagavi Monday.
Reacting to the recent agitation over the border dispute by the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) in Belagavi, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Sunday said the organisation was indulging in such activities for the past 50 years. “The state government knows how to control the group and the same is being done to keep the MES in check,” he said.
In other news from the state: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police in Bengaluru arrested a man Saturday for allegedly selling banned narcotic substances in the city by posing as a food delivery agent, officers said. Ganja and other substances worth Rs 4 lakh have been seized from him.
The police identified the arrested accused as Abijith, a Bihar native who has been living in Bengaluru for a few years. “We have seized 3 kg ganja worth Rs 4 lakh, 12 LSD stamps, a mobile phone, two-wheeler and other valuables from him,” officers with the CCB said.
Sources with the department said Abijith initially worked as a delivery agent for Zomato and Swiggy, before allegedly coming in contact with drug peddlers who offered him attractive money for delivering contraband.
Mangaluru city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, “Shariq was shifted to Bengaluru around 6 am on Saturday as per the recommendation of hospital doctors and authorities.”
On November 19, a low-intensity bomb had gone off in an auto-rickshaw in Mangaluru. While it was suspected to be an accident initially, Karnataka Police chief Praveen Sood later said it was a terror act and the passenger was Shariq, 24, who also had sustained injuries. He was being treated at a private hospital in Mangaluru until Saturday.