About 15 to 20 Sri Ram Sena activists had assaulted boys and girls in the pub in Mangalore on Saturday night, saying they engaged in obscene dance which is against Indian culture. The assault, particularly on girls, had evoked outrage. The chief minister told reporters in Mangalore that the episode was very unfortunate.
Though 17 activists of Sri Ram Sena have been taken into custody in the Mangalore pub attack case, Ram Sena remains unapologetic about the attack and its founder P Muthalik termed the incident as a small thing.
The arrested persons have been remanded to judicial custody till Tuesday by a magistrate.
Police are also on the look out for some more Sena activists who are absconding.
State Home Minister V S Acharya said in Manipal that stringent action would be initiated against those involved in the assault.
Sri Ram Sena attacks girls at Bangalore pub video