50 women on 'election tour' to Dharmasthala sent back home

50 women on 'election tour' to Dharmasthala sent back home

Dharmasthala. DH file photo.

Deputy Commissioner M K Srirangaiah said that 50 women, who were on a ‘tour’ to Dharmasthala in two private buses, from Sakharayapattana in Chikkamagaluru, were sent back home on Tuesday.

The district authorities had received a complaint that the women were taken to Dharmasthala, to vote for a party. The flying squad rushed to the spot and found that they were on their way to Dharmasthala. Later, they were sent home.

Later, the women had been to KSRTC bus stand. The flying squad led by M V Tusharamani rushed to the spot and asked them to return by warning them of filing a case.

“A few had availed individual ticket. However, the ticket for 30 members were booked together,” said the DC.

Srirangaiah said that he has asked the officials to give a report on the incident. Based on the report, action will be taken. It is suspected that these women were lured on the pretext of taking them to Dharmasthala, by a party.