Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Party leader, Vatal Nagaraj was arrested by the police for allegedly trying to siege the Krishnaraja Sagara reservoir (KRS) along with his followers yesterday.
Security was tightened in KRS as there was a possibility of protestors arriving at the KRS. Many protestors joined hands in order to stop the water flow from KRS to Tamil Nadu by closing the gates of KRS. Section 144 was imposed in the area. The police arrested Vatal and his followers and later they were released.
Speaking to media, Vatal said that the state bandh on September 9 was a success. It is the right time to gain the attention of the central government and the Supreme Court regarding the plight of Karnataka. He called for a railway bandh all over the state on September 15. “By stopping the trains which transit to various parts of the country, we will let everyone know our agitation,” he said.