Life Threat to Khader: Dist Congress Files Complaint to Commissioner, Case filed
Mangaluru: A complaint has been registered against those who shouted slogans against the former minister and MLA, U T Khader and also threatened to behead him. On January 27, the District BJP organized Jana Jagruti Samavesh in support of CAA at the Gold Finch Grounds, Kulur. Some BJP workers had attended the pro-CAA programme and at that time, a group of youth wearing saffron shawls were shouting slogans against the former minister U T Khader. They were abusing him with foul language in Malayalam and also threatened to behead him if he interferes in their matters. They also made a video of it and shared it in the social media which went viral. Earlier, the president of DCC, Harish Kumar had said that they would not file any case, but on 29 January evening they approached the Police Commissioner and urged him to take action against those who threatened Khader.
In their complaint to the Police Commissioner, the District Congress has mentioned that on January 27, the defence minister Rajnath Singh had attended the Jana Jagruti Samavesh in support of CAA. BJP leaders from the state and the district also participated in the Samavesh and Rajnath Singh delivered the keynote address.
“Some anti-social elements also reached Kuloor to take part in the Samavesh. A group of youth shouted slogans against former Minister and MLA U T Khader and threatened him with life if he interfered in their matters. Such kind of threats will create enmity between two communities as the group shouted slogans against a particular community. They also shared the video of the same in social media.
If the BJP workers namely, Harish Karpadi Sampya, Pratap Sampya Bailady, Baba Kallarpe Sampya, Narayan Rikshe Thingaladi, Naveen Saloon Puttur, Harish Sampyadi Kukkadi and Nithin Sampya will be interrogated, information about the accused will be revealed. The youth have committed a grave offence by giving life threats to a leader from the Muslim community, which will ignite enmity between Muslims and Hindus in the state. Through the video clipping, it is understood that the youth in the group had come from Kerala and given life threat to Khader.
We request that action be taken against those who made the threat to Khader and tried to create violence in society. It is also necessary to undertake in writing from the accused that they will not be involved in such activities in future. We have attached the video CD of the youth shouting slogans against Khader and threatening him with life,” the DCC’s statement read.
A criminal case has been registered in this connection in the Kavoor Police Station and investigation is on.