Shivamogga: BJP man arrested for threatening to behead Karnataka CM

Shivamogga (Karnataka), Nov 3 (IANS) A BJP member was arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly threatening to behead Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah if he ate beef in the city centre, police said.


S.N. Channabasappa, 55, was arrested on a police complaint filed by a Congress worker named Kashi under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, detering public servant from discharge of his duty, and criminal intimidation, Shivamogga Superintendent of Police Ravi D. Channannavar told IANS.

Shivamogga is 260 km from Bengaluru in the state’s central Malnad region.

“We will produce him in a local court on Wednesday for police custody and interrogation and action after viewing and listening to a video in which his brief speech was recorded,” Channannavar said.

Addressing about 30 cadres at a protest meeting organised by the party’s state unit on Monday against Siddaramaiah who claimed that he would beef “anytime and anywhere” and nobody could stop him, accused Channabasappa said the chief minister would be “beheaded” if he ate beef at Gopi Circle in Shivamogga.

“Siddaramaiah is behaving like a dictator. He has stated he would eat beef if he chooses to do so and nobody could stop him. Let him eat beef at Gopi Circle in Shivamogga. If he does so, he will be beheaded. We won’t think twice about that,” Channabassappa said in Kannada in a brief speech.

The party’s other members also condemned the chief minister’s statement.

Accusing Siddaramaiah of behaving arrogantly, the city civic council’s former president said that by making such an irresponsible statement, the chief minister hurt the sentiments of Hindus who have all grown up drinking cow’s milk.

The BJP’s state unit, however, disowned Channabassappa’s threat and said it was not responsible for such statements made by an ordinary member.

“We do not endorse such irresponsible statements and will seek clarification from him (Channabasappa),” BJP spokesman S. Prakash told IANS from Bengaluru.

Playing down the threat, Prakash said the accused member was not even an office bearer of the BJP’s district unit.


  1. As soon as caught red handed to found guilty, BJP disown or call them, they are not BJP member at all.

    That shows their double standard, They provoke, Ordinary and innocent men in the name of Religion and use them and Problem comes they disown and those poor caught by police and law has to suffer.

    WAKE UP.

    • Mr. Ravi: How terribly the BJP and her sister parties have used the religious card and created total disarray in the nation? They will be reaping the consequences for sowing the seeds of calamity in the nation for political gains. Simply, wait and watch. How a politician can say that he will behead the CM of a State for expressing his personal opinion about beef eating right?

      • For all the sickulars who are claiming intolerance a ready reference list of Congies intolerance !!

        1.Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi
        2.1979 Bhagalpur riots.
        3. 1984 sikh riot happened?
        4. Tasleema Nasreen case
        5. Salman Rushdie satanic verses case
        6. Karsevaks burnt alive by mob.
        7. Muzaffarnagar riot
        8. Kashmir Pandit exodus
        9. Dissent shown by Shivsena by digging the cricket pitch
        10. Murder of Shanmugam Manjunath of IOC who stood against corruption in 2005
        11. Mumbai terrorist attack
        12. Nirbhaya rape case
        13. Christian professor’s hand were chopped off
        14. Series of small kids raped in Bangalore

        You need more than that ?

        • Mangolre Man, namaskara.

          Yes, Cong-I chela Advocate BN Pai-maam needs some more than that, as he is the DK Bauah of this EYT.

          Thank you for that U-tube clip of Times Now News hour of 3.11.2015 on “INTOLERANCE” wherein so-called “secular” Modi-bashing columnist SHOBHAA DE openly admitted at 48:40 minutes of that 58 minutes video about what I wrote about Minister for Info & Broadcasting, VC Shukla giving an open threat (criminal act, as per IPC, that will be agreed by Advocate Pai-maam, I hope, to SHOBHAA DE openly in Editors Meeting in Mumbai that she would be hanged in public square.
          Is it less a crime than an ordinary person in Shimoga threatening [with a pre-condition] to behead CM, Siddu, & for which that Shimoga guy has been criminally booked & arrested, under various sections of the IPC. Can we be enlightened by our hypocrite Advocate, Advocate Pai-maam, whether the same law did not apply to VC Shukla & if VC Shukla was ever booked? What a shameless COngres-I preaching to the nation?
          Advocate Pai-maam must be very proud about this Indira-Congress chela VC Shukla for his above criminal statement admitted by SHOBHAA DE, after so many years.
          Why Advocate Kumba Pai-maam is shy of answering my question?
          Is it b’coz his party has been reduced to 44 in Lok Sabha & its leader Kharge does not have recognition as a opposition party leader, even after his begging Sumitra Mahajan! Entaha viparyasa, or all the sins committed by the party right from the Nehru’s era !since 1947!???

  2. This case is very clear for two reasons:

    ## Threat to cause violence is not allowed in any open, democratic society. He should be charged for this unacceptable behavior.

    ## BJP can not escape from this as this incident happened at an event organized by BJP. As party, it is responsible for organizing the event and threats issues at the venue. This is similar to private corporation where the company will be held responsible when employee does something illegal at company’s office using its resources!!

  3. Dear readers,

    Is he part of Modi’s ‘Good governance’?

    How does the elected people’s representative uses the office to propagate barbarism? Even kindergarten school takes action if other pupil is abused.Is this the tolerance BJP trying to oppose at the national level to counter ‘award wapsi’?

    Why the election commision of India silence on this issue?

    jai Hind

  4. “Is he part of Modi’s ‘Good governance’? – asks Sharia Shaikh

    He is not. In fact, BJP has tried to distance itself from this illiterate who rightfully got arrested for making such an idiotic statement. Pandita’s outrage has no credibility as he has said absolutely nothing on those who *really* behead people for silly reasons as opposed to this guy’s verbal adventurism. I am still waiting for Sharia pandita to denounce the real beheadings in the name of his religion. Why is he silent even after challenged on this forum? Is it because he secretly endorses those rats? Is it because those acts are justified in religious doctrine? Well, he should clarify his stand.

    • Original R.Pai – “Pandita’s outrage has no credibility as he has said absolutely nothing on those who *really* behead people for silly reasons as opposed to this guy’s verbal adventurism.”

      Has Modi, RSS or BJP or you ever uttered any thing about the brutal killing of a Muslim at Dadri, by breaking open his skull hitting it with bricks, alleging that he ate beef in his home!

      Why your outrage is always selectively against Muslims?

  5. He is not. In fact, BJP has tried to distance itself from this illiterate who rightfully got arrested for making such an idiotic statement.-Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,The RSS political wing BJP and his pracharaks and its swamy sevaks never found to be accountable for any act against the state.When followers Naturam Godse wanted to built temple for killing Father of nation the Modi’s government remain silent. When Godhra was burning for 3 days then CM Modi compared the victims to puppies accidently came under his motorcade and justified with Newton’s action reaction theory.

    They defend the so called social organisation which twirls Lati and naked sword in public and gives weapon training.Today the secularism of India is in the path of Syria,Iraq or Rwanda where value human life hardly existing. The ‘Godhra model’ is
    best example which Modi’s India wanted to repeat by rebranding ‘Gujarat Model’. There is 25% increase of communal related violence and 6 lynching in in six weeks related to beef politics.

    Hardly Anyone Is Talking About This Dadri-Type Lynching Of A Muslim Headmaster In Manipur

    But Modi’s center government is still in denial mode, as if everything happens in non-BJP ruled states are ruling party responsible for the state.Is BJP ready to take responsibility of Godhra? Then why Mr.Kejriwal should be responsible for every rape in Delhi which administration and police is direct responsibilities of center?

    The Strange History of How Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Became a Bestseller in India

    Top 10 Disturbing Similarities Between Narendra Modi and Adolf Hitler

    Let BJP dare to use whip on this creepy long tongue so called people’s representatives. Is Modi will keep the promise of 10 years moratorium from communal violence to maintain the diversity and unity of the secular nation? Is he going to flush the ‘Toilets’ to the septic tanks is matter of concern.

    Jai Hind

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