Govt's hands are tied on Mutalik: Acharya

“A day after the private TV channel broadcast its sting operation, the government asked it to provide a certified copy of the cassette. But they have not provided the cassette yet. Once we get the cassette, we will verify its authenticity and take appropriate action,” he stated.

Even in the Mangalore pub attack case action could not be initiated against the culprits, as none of the victims came forward to lodge a complaint, he added.

When questioned about the government not taking suo-motu action against Mutalik for reportedly negotiating money for organising a riot, the Home Minister said the police would look into those aspects of the issue.

“Suo-motu action can be initiated, when the police finds concrete evidence against any person, who threatens to harm any individual or the society,”he stated.

The Congress and the JD(S) are demanding that the government should take immediate action against Mutalik, besides banning the organisation.

Sources in the police department said that the police can file a suo-motu case against Mutalik considering his reported utterances as criminal conspiracy.

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