Udupi: Kota police on Monday arrested two persons under the POSCO Act, in connection with sexual assault on a minor Dalit girl.

The arrested accused are Ashok Poojari (33), a resident of Hangarakatte, and Nityananda (28), a resident of Haddinabettu of Pandeshwara.

According to the complaint, on November 14, he allegedly took a minor Dalit student to the house of Nityananda of Haddinabettu in a car and sexually assaulted her.

Based on the complaint filed by the girl, Kota police registered a case under Kidnapping & Abduction, POSCO, and the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. The court has remanded the accused into the judicial custody until December 2.

DASAM condemns the act:

DASAM (Ambedkarvad) has strongly condemned the sexual assault on the minor student.

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New Delhi, Dec 16: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has challenged the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court and his plea will be heard on Wednesday.

Ramesh has challenged the new law in his personal capacity. He had filed the petition on December 13.

"Given the urgent situation that has developed around the rushed and insidious Citizenship Amendment Act, I approached the Hon'ble Supreme Court to hear my matter urgently.

"The Hon'ble judges have agreed to list my challenge to the same on Wednesday i.e. day after tomorrow," Ramesh said on Twitter.