MANGALORE : If State Home Minister R Ashok has directed that at least three main accused in the Morning Mist Home stay attack case, be booked under the Goonda Act, the Sangh Parivar leaders are said to be the main hindrance in translating this into action.
Reports suggest that the Commissioner is under mounting pressure from Parivar leaders, to delay the procedure.
Sources say the plan was to book Subhash Shetty, Kaati Munna and Sharath under the Goonda Act. Though Subhash is already facing charges of murder, murder attempt, pub attack and the Padil home stay attack, there are no serious complaints against Kaati Munna prior to the home stay attack. Sharath has just one case against him. Sources say police officials are raking up old files to find any cases against them, as per the Commissioner’s orders.
Though the Goonda Act came into force in Karnataka in 1985, so far in Mangalore only a rowdy named Shabari had been booked under the Act and placed in prison for one year.