Bakery vandalised for ‘supporting’ Pakistani army

A group of people vandalised a bakery on Saturday, accusing Abdul Saleem, the brother of its owner, of supporting the Pakistani Army on Facebook.

Madiwala police filed a suomotu complaint and are searching for Abdul Saleem.

Muneer, Saleem’s brother, owns the Plaza bakery at 4th Link Road in Madiwala. Saleem worked at the same establishment.

Apparently, Saleem posted the photographs of a Pakistani soldier on Facebook and wrote: “I stand by the Pakistani Army”. The post soon went viral on social media.

A group of youths then barged into the bakery. They searched for Saleem but he was not in the bakery then.

The angry mob vandalised the bakery thereafter. By the time the police reached the spot, the group had fled the scene. A complaint was lodged against the miscreants and another against Abdul Saleem for his post. Saleem is charged with sedition for posting such content on social media, hurting people’s sentiments and creating disharmony in the society.

Complaint against minister and MLA

Meanwhile, Nagesh, president of a pro-Kannada organisation, filed a complaint against the social welfare minister, Priyank Kharge, and the Koppal MLA, Raghavendra Basavaraj Hitnal, for expressing doubts over the recent airstrikes in Pakistan.

Halasuru police have registered a case under non-cognisable offence.

Doubting the airstrike amounts to showing disrespect to the Indian Army, the complaint stated.

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