Wednesday 23 April 2014
News updated at 9:01 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 21.5°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

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
Bengaluru FC player in a Jubilant mood at International Airport,Bengaluru after winning I league...

Bengaluru FC player in a Jubilant mood at International Airport,Bengaluru after winning I league...

Timothy John Bristow, Sir Robert Bristow’s nephew with his wife Rebecca visits the Harbour Bridge...

Timothy John Bristow, Sir Robert Bristow’s nephew with his wife Rebecca visits the Harbour Bridge...

Priyanka Vadra shares meal with a village woman in a field during an election campaign for her...

Priyanka Vadra shares meal with a village woman in a field during an election campaign for her...

Encyclopaedia Britannica President Jorge Cauz and Geeta Dharmarajan, founder & executive directoR...

Encyclopaedia Britannica President Jorge Cauz and Geeta Dharmarajan, founder & executive directoR...

School children greet Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

School children greet Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

An Indian Hindu devotee prays to the river Ganges, in Varanasi, India...

An Indian Hindu devotee prays to the river Ganges, in Varanasi, India...

A ragpicker girl Zahanara Khatun, 12, looks at the camera as she searches for recyclable items at...

A ragpicker girl Zahanara Khatun, 12, looks at the camera as she searches for recyclable items at...

Indians stand on the banks of the River Yamuna, covered in industrial effluence on Earth Day in...

Indians stand on the banks of the River Yamuna, covered in industrial effluence on Earth Day in...

Indian devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi...

Indian devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi...

A man poses as he gets his face painted ahead of the sixth phase of India's general election...

A man poses as he gets his face painted ahead of the sixth phase of India's general election...

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