Magadi MLA barges into police station, abuses officers

 The Kudur police have registered a case against Magadi MLA Balakrishna for allegedly barging into the police station with his supporters, threatening and bad-mouthing police officers, on Wednesday. The MLA and 16 others have been named in the FIR.

According to police, the MLA and his supporters came to the station at around 11.30 am and threatened Magadi circle inspector Nandish with dire consequences for not arresting the suspect in an assault case.

Ramesh, a JD(S) leader and supporter of Balakrishna, had organised a religious function at a temple in Ayandahalli, Chikkasandra hobli on Sunday. Rangaswamy, a Congress leader, had created ruckus at the function as he was not invited and honoured despite being Ramesh’s cousin. Rangaswamy, the next morning, went to Ramesh’s house along with his aides and vandalised his house and car in Kudur. There was scuffle between the two and Ramesh had lodged a police complaint the same day.

According to the MLA, the police at the behest of Rangaswamy, filed a counter complaint against Ramesh and did not arrest anybody in both the cases. This irked the MLA, who headed to the police station and hurled abuses at the circle inspector and sub-inspector.

The MLA even threatened the police that he would lock the station if they are not doing their work and that he would go and vandalise Rangaswamy’s house himself, if he was not arrested soon. The MLA also foul-mouthed senior police officers before their subordinates for not acting on the complaint of Ramesh.

“It is true that I spoke rashly with the police. If they do not take an MLA’s words seriously, think of the common man’s plight,” Balakrishna said, speaking to DH.

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