Mysuru: In view of Karnataka bandh to protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, the Mysuru City police have taken 35 persons into preventive custody in Mysuru, on Friday.
The city police have heightened security vigil at prominent places in the City. Additional forces have been deployed in railway station, State and Central offices in the City.
Mysuru City Police Commissioner Ramesh B said that so far, the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has not been blocked by the protesters.
Except for emergency services, autorickshaw unions, taxi drivers association and hotel owners association too have pledged their support to the bandh call. Mysuru City and District Lorry Owners’ Association has also extended their support to the bandh call. Since the district administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges, students stayed back home.
Mediamen too joined the ongoing Cauvery protest in Mysuru on Friday. They staged a silent protest at the rural bus stand here to extend their support to the Karnataka bandh called against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.