Bangalore: Cracking the whip in the wake of exodus of people from the northeast, the Karnataka government on Friday arrested six persons on charges of attack, intimidation and sending "false" SMSes to people of the region.
Police have also detained some others for questioning, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister R Ashoka told reporters amid continuing exodus of northeasterners to their home states following fear of reprisals in the wake of Assam violence.
Ashoka said the number of people leaving the state had also come down today compared to the past two days.
He said the government had ensured tight security in areas having large population of the northeast community and there was no cause for worry.
Ashoka warned against harassing people from the northeast and said they will be punished as per the law.