Kiss of Love:Cops book Mutalik over statement

As a preventive measure, the central division of the City police on Monday registered a case against Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Mutalik and others under Section 107 of the Criminal Procedure Code over a public statement by the fringe outfit that it would disrupt the upcoming ‘Kiss of Love’ event.

According to Section 107, when an executive magistrate receives information that any person is likely to commit a breach of peace or disturb public tranquillity, the magistrate can ask the person concerned to execute a bond for maintaining peace for a certain period. The SJ Park police have taken up the case, DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil said.

He added that the police decided to act as Mutalik and others had been threatening in public that they disrupt the proposed ‘Kiss of love’ event scheduled for November 30.
The police clarified that they would not let anybody take law into their hands. The police have also served a notice on Mutalik, directing him to submit an affidavit about conducting himself in a dignified way, said the police.

Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner M N Reddi said that the police had not taken any decision regarding the event. The organisers have filed an application seeking permission, while a few groups have submitted their objections to the event.

The police have directed both the groups to give more details, Reddi added.

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