MLA Tanveer Sait faces people's wrath

MLA Tanveer Sait faces people's wrath

Even as Home Minister G Parameshwara was hearing the grievances of the family members of murdered BJP leader Raju, a section of locals raised slogans against Narasimharaja MLA Tanveer Sait.

The locals, who took exception to Sait’s comments against Raju, calling him a rowdy-sheeter, as reported in media, demanded clarification from Sait. So, Sait, who was accompanying the home minister to Raju’s house, on Tuesday, remained silent and didn’t react.

MP sets deadline

Addressing media at Patrakarthara Bhavana, Mysuru and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha set a two-day deadline for the police to arrest the culprits behind Raju’s murder. “Or else, a siege will be laid to the Deputy Commissioner’s office,” warned Simha.

Simha, who equated Nara- simharaja Assembly constituency under which the trouble-hit area is located, with Ullal and Bhatkal in Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts respectively, alleged that there was a similarity between the murder of Prashanth Poojari and Raju.

It seems to be the handiwork of Popular Front of India (PFI), with the State government giving them a free hand by withdrawing the cases registered against them, alleged Simha.

Simha, who is against CCB probe into the incident, demanded setting up of a judicial commission to probe the issue (Home Minister Parameshwara ruled out the commission probe when the matter was brought to his notice later). Simha also demanded Rs 25 lakh compensation for the family members of Raju, and also security to them as they are living under constant fear after the incident.

BSY, Joshi to visit

Shivamogga MP and BJP national unit vice-president B S Yeddyurappa and State unit president Pralhad Joshi are scheduled to visit the family members of Raju on March 17 in the city, said Simha.

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