A case has been registered in opposition to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Karnataka in reference to a tweet posted on the occasion’s official deal with alleging misuse of PM-CARES Fund, police mentioned.
The Sagara city police in Shivamogga district registered the case on Wednesday based mostly on a grievance by Praveen KV, who alleged that @INCIndia, the official Twitter deal with of the Congress, tried to create mistrust amongst lots with its tweet by spreading “baseless costs.”
The state Congress condemned the registration of the case.
The case has been registered underneath sections of the Indian Penal Code which relate to wantonly frightening folks and inciting them to commit offence in opposition to every other class or group.
The complainant alleged that on Might 11 at 6 pm, the INC India Twitter account posted messages in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging “misuse” of PM-CARES Fund set as much as allow folks contribute to assist the federal government struggle the coronavirus and “related distressing conditions.”
He sought authorized motion in opposition to Sonia Gandhi and Congress employees concerned in dealing with the Twitter account.
In his letter to the Chief Minister, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar alleged that the complainant, who’s an advocate by career, has lodged the grievance with a political motive on false info.
He demanded that the FIR be withdrawn and the police officer who registered a case in opposition to Sonia Gandhi be suspended “for misusing the method of legislation within the curiosity of justice and fairness.”
Karnataka Congress spokesperson Subhash Agarwal condemned the registration of case and mentioned “it’s the position and accountability of the opposition to query the federal government.
Democracy will die if the opposition”s voice is muzzled.”
He additionally mentioned the occasion had at all times maintained that there was no want for the PM-CARES Fund when the PM Reduction Fund already existed.
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