Sting sought to tarnish Sene image: Mutalik

 Mutalik, who has been in the eye of a controversy, for allegedly demanding Rs 60 lakh for ‘conducting’ riots in Bangalore and Mangalore, told reporters that some channels have been conspiring against Hindu organisations and were indulging in such fake sting operations to malign their image.

The magazine also a party in the operation was an agent of the Congress party, he charged.

He said the channels did not show his version and did not allow him to clarify his stand when he went live on air, whereas the allegations made have come from the mouth of one Pushp Sharma and another person who had come to meet him with spy cameras.

He said Sharma donated Rs 5,000 to the Sene for which a receipt had been issued and also sought his help to conduct exhibition about Love Jihad in Bangalore  in Muslim dominated areas and also spoke of fixing the police in case of violence.

“I am ready to be hanged if I am involved in incidents of rioting. Of the 70 cases filed against me, I have been acquitted in 50. These channels cannot brand me or Sene members as goondas, courts have to do it,” he said.

Cases against channels and magazine have been filed at Camp police station here and they would not be withdrawn, Mutalik said.

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