Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 June 2016
News updated at 1:21 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26.3°C
Min : 20.6°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Criminal case filed against Eshwarappa for hate speech

Shimoga, April 12, 2013 (PTI):
PTI file image

Days after making an alleged "hate speech" against a minority community, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa was slapped with a criminal case today after electoral officials issued directions for it.

The case was registered and an FIR filed as per the directions of chief of Flying Squad of poll code enforcement for the May five Assembly elections at the order of Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer Vipul Bansal.

Cases under IPC sections as also under Representation of People Act have been booked after the squad submitted the video recording of Eswarappa's speech at a conference here on Sunday, police said.

A local court on Wednesday had admitted a complaint against Eshwarappa for making a "hate speech" on a complaint by the President of minority cell of the district Congress, Sayad W Addu, who accused him of  "instigating" a particular community against others and violating the code of conduct.

Congress and a number of individuals had filed complaints with district authorities and returning officer against Eshwarappa for alleged violation of the model code of conduct and instigating communal hatred.

If the case is proved, Eshwarappa has to face a jail term of three years.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523