Karnataka: Chitradurga Murugha mutt pontiff Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru warned in the Pocso case
Police arrested the pontiff from his mongrel dog around 10:30 pm.
The police from the Chitradurga rural police station and the Molkalmuru police station went to Mutt where they took the pontiff into custody.
After arresting him, the police took the pope to an unknown location for investigation.
Chitraduga Police Superintendent K Parashurama also confirmed the arrest of Pope Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaur in relation to the Pocso case against him and also said the pontiff is being questioned.
However, the SP refused to provide more details on the pontiff’s arrest.
Sources said the police will also take the pope to the district hospital for routine medical check-up.
The police have also strengthened security in and around the mongrel to prevent unpleasant incidents after the pontiff’s arrest.
Previously, the Chitradurga adjunct court of session postponed the hearing of the advance bail moved by the pontiff to Friday.
Some Dalit organizations and some other organizations held protests to put pressure on the district administration and the police to arrest the pontiff.
As a result, police arrested the pontiff and took him to an unknown location for investigation, a source said.
It can be recalled here that on Friday evening the police of the city of Mysuru filed a complaint with the FIR against the pontiff under the Pocso Act and some sections of the IPC for alleged abuse of two high school girls.
Subsequently, the case was transferred to the Chitradurga Rural Police Station.