Kumaraswamy Must Answer for Withdrawing Ulaibettu Case – MLA Bharath Shetty
Mangaluru: “Kumaraswamy had said that if he became the Chief Minister, they would be no communal violence in Dakshina Kannada. When Siddaramiah’s government was in power, there was enough of communal violence. Now, the people of this district have elected seven BJP MLAs to bring peace to this place. On the one hand, they say that they will not allow communal violence. But, they have silently withdrawn 142 pending cases. In my constituency, in Ulaibettu, a woman was assaulted and an FIR was filed. The case was ongoing at the district court. Suddenly, all the assault cases were withdrawn”, said BJP MLA Bharath Shetty in a press meet held at the BJP Election Office, Bunt’s Hostel here, on April 9.
Addressing the mediapersons Bharath Shetty said, “They say that they want to reduce communal violence. But they have withdrawn all the cases against the culprits and are trying to create communal violence again. They have withdrawn cases filed against people belonging to only one community. They should tell the public why they have withdrawn the cases.”
He further said, “Kumaraswamy made another statement recently. He had said that the people of Karvali have a lesser scope of understanding. The State Government, as well as the Congress and JDS leaders, must clarify about what he meant by his statement.”
Recently, the Government’s request to withdraw the 142 communal riot cases was rejected by the Court. When asked about this, Bharath Shetty seemed unaware of the new development.
In his earlier statement to the press, Bharath Shetty had claimed that all the accused had been allowed to walk free. When confronted with the fact that the case was still ongoing, he said, “I am simply questioning the intention of the State Govt. in requesting a withdrawal of the cases.”
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