New Delhi, Mar 14: The Karnataka state intelligence unit has issued an alert suggesting that communal clashes could break out in Mysore city. The police have been told to be on very high alert.
The advisory has been issued in the wake of the murder of a VHP activist, Raju who was murdered yesterday at the Netaji circle falling under the Udayagiri police station limits.
Following the incident, the VHP has called for a bundh call and the city has remained tense since morning. There have been incidents of stone pelting in the central parts of Mysore since morning. The intelligence alert advises the police to remain on very high alert and provide extensive cover especially in parts of Northern Mysore.
The police have clamped Section 144 or prohibitory orders in the city as a precautionary measure. The police however say that they have the situation under control and anyone making trouble or provoking will be dealt with an iron fist.
The VHP meanwhile has been demanding that the probe into the death of Raju be handed over to the CBI as they have no faith in the local police. The police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the murder. There have been allegations that he had earned the wrath of some people as he was instrumental in setting up a temple in locality at Kyathamaranahalli. The police say that they are looking into that aspect as well.
The VHP has demanded that the matter be probed thoroughly and the culprits brought to book. The police commissioner of Mysore says that an investigation has been launched into the incident and they will conduct a speedy probe. Prahlad Joshi, the BJP's state president has also urged the police to conduct a speedy probe and bring the culprits to book.