Bengaluru: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Saturday were lathi-charged and driven away as they tried to barge into the official residence of Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, raising slogans seeking justice for slain BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru.
They also demanded the banning of Islamic extremist groups like PFI and SDPI.
The police lathi-charged the protestors when they tried to storm into the minister’s house after appeals to leave the premises were not hid by the agitators staging the sit-in.
The protestors alleged that the Popular Front of India and its sister organizations like the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were behind the killings of Hindu activists.
Praveen was murdered at Bellare in Dakshina Kannada district on Tuesday night by motorbike-borne assailants when he was about to return home after shutting down the chicken shop he was running.
The police have arrested two people, namely Zakir and Shafique, who are suspected to have links with SDPI and PFI.