High drama prevailed near the Uttaradhi mutt in the city on Friday where one person attempted to set himself on fire. The man has been identified as 30-year-old Mahesh who had allegedly occupied a portion of the land belonging to the MCC. On Friday when the MCC raid team arrived at the mutt premises, Mahesh poured kerosene upon him and attempted to set himself on fire. He was, however, prevented from doing so by K R Police inspector Prakash and team. He was later taken to K R police station.