Kanpur, Jan 23 (PTI) Members of the Karni Sena today staged a protest against Bollywood film ‘Padmaavat’ at a private mall here today.Also Read - Ind vs NZ: Aakash Chopra Slams Umpires For Poor Standard of Decision-Making During 1st Test at Kanpur, Says 'Very Ordinary'

Agitated members of Rajasthan-based outfit barged into the mall demanding a complete ban on the film Padmaavat release. Also Read - India's Predicted Playing XI For 1st Test vs New Zealand at Kanpur: In Virat Kohli's Absence, Will Shreyas Iyer Make His Test Debut?

“They tore film posters, damaged property and manhandled the mall staff”, Station House Officer (SHO), Kakadev, Ajay Kumar Singh told PTI. Also Read - Bank Holiday Alert: Banks To Remain Shut For 6 Days From Today | Complete List Here

The protesters threatened the district administration to be ready to face mass protests if the film was released and screened in Kanpur.

SHO said protesters were booked under section 151 of the CrPC (arrest to prevent the commission of cognisable offences) and let off after several hours of detention.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.