Several pro-Kannada activists barged into Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait’s Bengaluru home on Saturday morning, reportedly assaulted the security staff and vandalised property.
According to a report by Deccan Herald, twenty-two activists barged into the Minister’s official residence located on Sankey Road at around 8.30 am.
Members of an organisation named ‘Karavey Yuva Seney’ drove to Sankey Road. High Grounds Police said that the outfit’s members had parked their vehicles at a distance. They barged into Minister Tanveer Sait’s house and told his security staff they were there to meet him.
Constable Munikariyappa, who was deployed as one of the security staff for Minister Sait, asked the members whether they had a prior appointment. When he learnt they did not have a appointment, he refused to let them in. The group pushed him as well as the gunman and barged into the bungalow’s compound. They the realised that the Minister was not at home, the DH report adds.
The suspects became angry and rampaged the place. They pelted stones at windowpanes and broke several flower pots, while accusing Sait of permitting the existence of English medium schools, Times of India reported.
Minister Tanveer Sait confirmed to TNM that several pots had been broken and a few windowpanes were damaged.
The outfit’s members accused Sait of neglecting Kannada medium schools and misusing the Right To Education (RTE) quota for admissions.
Unable to control the chaos, Munikariayappa sent out an SOS to the High Grounds Police. ACP Ravi Shankar and his team arrived at the spot immediately. The police bundled up the suspects into a van and drove them to the station.
Syed Minaz, Nandan, Mahesh, Ikram and Akash have been identified as the prime suspects.
“They were members of Karavey Yuva Seney. They have been booked for assault, causing injuries and criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duties, trespassing for committing grave offences under the IPC. They have also been booked under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act,” ACP Ravi Shankar told TNM.
The men were produced before the magistrate and were remanded to judicial custody till October 18.