Three miscreants, who had ripped up flexes put up by the Hindu community with the intention of inciting communal violence in Karnatakas Mangaluru, were arrested by police officials on Tuesday night.
The three arrested miscreants, who also belonged to the Hindu community, were identified as Sumit Hegde, Yatish Poojary and Praveen Poojary. Hindu activists had also conducted a protest outside the Mangaluru rural police station demanding the arrest of the miscreants who had torn up the banners.
The miscreants had torn posters of Sharda Mahotsva during Navrathri in Mangalores Vamanjooru area. More than 10 posters were torn up by the miscreants.
The three men, upon being arrested, revealed that they had ripped the banners to incite communal violence between two communities in the district, said the police officials.