Hubli (Karnataka): Section 144 has been imposed in Karnataka’s Hubballi town after a mob pelted stones at the old Hubli police station, in which four policemen were injured on Saturday night. The crowd gathered outside the police station suddenly turned violent and started pelting stones at the police station and the police vehicles.

In an attempt to disperse the crowd, the police resorted to lathi-charge, but the crowd went berserk, the police fired tear gas shells and dispersed them. There are reports that the mob demanded action against the person holding the objectionable WhatsApp status. There are also reports of protesters pelting stones from a nearby Hanuman temple and a hospital.

Police Commissioner Labhu Ram said, “The stone pelting incident took place at the old Hubli police station. Four policemen including an inspector were injured. Section 144 has been imposed in the entire city and the situation is under control.” A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.