MYSORE: As home minister V S Acharya was not allowed to visit the violence-hit areat, he only called on the injured perosns and their relatives on Saturday. Meanwhile, the city police sent out a clear message to anti-social elements by swooping down on them. Over 20 persons were arrested in the city during an operation that started in the wee hours and continued till early morning. The police have also seized sharp weapons from some arrested persons. "These weapons were stored in their houses, which was raided by the police," sources told The Times of India. To make clear that nobody will be spared, the police braved odds and took into custody a close relative of a woman corporator. Some areas in Udayagiri police station limits were raided, sopurces said. Extending support to the administrators' actions, Acharya stated: "We will not spare anybody and law breakers will be dealt with as per the law." Speaking to reporters after visiting the injured perosns at four hospitals, the minister said his priority is to restore normalcy in the city and net the criminals. But he refused to have magisterial enquiry into the violence contending that the case does not warrant it. Refusing to comment about Congress leaders charge that the BJP government is instigating the people, Acharya said: "I will not respond to it. I'm focused on getting the city back to normal. Meanwhile, the condition of BJP Yuva Morcha chief Giridhar continues to be critical. The minister put the number of injured presons at eight. "This is an accidental violence and the administrators are doing what is necessary. Let them investigate," he stated. (TOI)
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