Bengaluru: The Chikkajala police have registered against Congress party members for putting up banners at the Airport Road to welcome the former minister DK Shivakumar.
On October 26 Shivakumar’s supporters had put up several banners in the stretch from Sadahalli toll plaza to Bharathinagar gate, despite a ban by the Karnataka High Court against the use of such flexes.
The party workers deliberately put up the hoardings everywhere, following it the Chikkajala police have taken up a case and have booked the Congress workers under Karnataka Open Place Disfigurement Act.
DK Shivakumar, who was released on bail from a Delhi prison in a money laundering case landed at the city airport on Saturday, October 26 afternoon.
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Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on September 3 in the money laundering case and walked out of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, after the Delhi High Court granted him bail.
His arrest had led to widespread protest, especially in Ramanagara, Bengaluru rural, Mandya and other parts of old Mysuru region.
It had even taken a caste colour with thousands of people belonging to the Vokkaliga community taking out a protest rally recently here against the arrest of Shivakumar and to express solidarity with him.