Tension prevailed Chikkodi town in Belagavi district in Karnataka after posters insulting erstwhile ruler of Mysuru Tipu Sultan and other minority community kings surfaced on Saturday.
The development had led to tension in the area and the police department had tightened the security as a precautionary measure.
The members of minority community have urged action against those who had put up insulting posters and banners. They had also sought action against people who shared such posters on their WhatsApp status.
Deputy SP C.B. Goudar and senior police officers rushed to the spot. More than 50 police personnel have been deputed.
Banners saying “Akhand Bharat Sapna Hai, Afghanistan Tak Apna Hai” also surfaced in the town. Security has been tightened at a place where the “Akhand Bharat” map in the form of a poster has been pasted.
The police have also beefed up security at sensitive areas as Diwali celebrations are also on.
Chikkodi police have registered a case in this regard and taken up the investigation.–IANS