Republic TV on Tuesday confronted Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik for the second time after the latter's acquittal in the 2009 Mangaluru Pub attack case.
After earlier offering the shocking view that it was a 'small matter; nobody had been raped or murdered', Muthalik again reiterated that he felt it was a 'chota mota' (small) attack.
However, faced with Republic TV's unrelenting questions over his brazen explanations, he ran out of excuses and even turned hostile at a point, saying "aap chup baithiye".
Over the almost half-hour-long confrontation, Muthalik continued to defend the 2009 attack, using words like "sanskriti" (culture) and "kartavya" (duty).
Muthalik and others were acquitted by a local court on Monday with the judge citing 'insufficient evidence'.
About the 2009 Mangaluru Pub attack:
Over 30 Sri Ram Sene activists had allegedly barged into the pub on January 24, 2009, and assaulted women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values.
The incident had generated national outrage after the video clip of the attack emerged.
It depicted several men allegedly dragging women at the pub by their hair, slapping and roughing them up and accusing them of "loose morals".
Counsel for the accused, Vinod, had earlier submitted before the magistrate that his clients were not present when the attack took place at the pub.
He had also submitted that the police had falsely filed complaints against them.