Apart from Attavar, 10 other activists of the Sri Ram Sena group have also been detained for questioning thus, taking the total number of arrested to 27.
Eye witnesses reported that some 40 Ram Sena activists barged into a pub and physically abused women, dragging them by their hair and beating those who tried to resist them.
While speaking to the media, BJP president Rajnath Singh said, “The BJP condemns the pub attack in totality.” Singh also praised the sate government for its steady intervention in this case. The BJP also claimed that the Sri Ram Sena is an autonomous group and has no relation with the Sangh parivar.
Pramod Mutthalik, the Sri Ram Sena supremo, was arrested later today. According to Mutthalik, Sri Ram Sena does not approve of girls going to pubs. He even praised his men for the attack and instead accused the news channels for highlighting such a ’trivial’ thing to malign the ruling BJP government in the state.