The media was abuzz for some time on Thursday when rumours spread that one of the main accused of the Mangaluru pub attack case and former Sri Rama Sene member Prasad Attavar was arrested in connection with the murder of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi.
Mangaluru police who made the arrest, said that although it was in connection with the murder, Attavar was not a suspect. Rather, he had been arrested for a social media comment, like Bagrang Dal co-convenor Bhuvith Shetty had been arrested on Monday evening.
Mangaluru Deputy Commissioner for Law and Order told The News Minute that Attavar had been arrested for a Facebook comment and after an FIR was lodged against him on Thursday morning.
Prasad Attavar became infamous as one of the main accused of the Mangalore pub attack case in January 2009, as a member of the Sri Rama Sene. In 2013, he parted ways the Sri Rama Sene's founder Pramod Muthalik to float his own organization Rama Sene.