Citing lack of evidence, a judicial magistrate’s court on Monday acquitted 26 of the 30 persons accused in the daylight attack on women at the Amnesia Pub, in the heart of Mangalore city, on January 24, 2009.
Over 30 Sri Ram Sene activists had allegedly barged into the pub on January 24, 2009, and assaulted some women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values.
A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu also censured Sri Ram Sene for moral policing and assaulting women in its name.
The 52-year-old chief of Sri Ram Sene came into limelight after he led a group of men to attack women visiting a Mangalore pub in 2009.
There is money coming from the Gulf and other countries to enable Muslim men trap Hindu women, Muthalik said.
Muthalik said Tamil Nadu government should follow Kerala and introduce prohibition in phases.
The 61-year-old leader had hit the headlines after his organisation Sri Ram Sene attacked people going to pubs in Mangalore in 2009.
After he was booked, Chodankar filed an anticipatory bail application in the local court fearing arrest.
BJP showed the door to Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik within five hours of inducting him.
Pramod Muttalik had been among the 28 Sri Rama Sene members arrested for the 2009 pub attack
The previous Congress-NCP regime in Goa had disallowed Sri Ram Sene to start a branch in Goa.
Development came shortly after Muthalik, who was linked with an attack on women at a pub in Mangalore in 2009, joined the BJP today in Hubli, Karnataka.
Muthalik shot into limelight when Ram Sene workers allegedly attacked girls in a Mangalore pub in 2009.
Ram Sene was keen on opening a branch of the right wing group in the coastal state.
Activists of right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene staged a protest against casting of controversial Pakistani actress in the Kannada version of ‘The Dirty Picture’