Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar on Thursday wrote to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa demanding the withdrawal of the case registered in opposition to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi over tweets by the get together on PM CARES Fund.
In his letter to the Chief Minister, state House Minister, Director Basic of Police and Shivamogga Superintendent of Police, Mr Shivakumar additionally sought suspension of the cop who registered the FIR within the matter.
“We hereby demand your goodself to withdraw the stated FIR and to droop the stated police officer instantly. We additionally urge you to register an FIR in opposition to the stated police officer for misusing the method of legislation within the curiosity of justice and equality,” Mr Shivakumar stated within the letter.
He stated that the case was registered in opposition to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the grievance of a BJP activist advocate KV Praveen Kumar in Shivamogga district.
“The complainant has filed this grievance with a political motive on false info stating that Sonia Gandhiji has tweeted stating that Prime Minister has been misusing the Prime Minister CARES Fund,” Mr Shivakumar stated.
“Sonia Gandhi, being an MP and Congress President, had tweeted with the intention of forcing the Prime Minister to make use of the CARES fund for the welfare of the individuals of the nation,” he added.
DK Shivakumar stated that the tweets had been “misinterpreted” by the BJP management and it “instigated” Praveen Kumar to file a grievance in opposition to Sonia Gandhi “primarily based on false info with out analyzing its truthfulness”.
He additionally stated that the registration of case in opposition to Sonia Gandhi by police was a blatant misuse of the method of legislation with an intention to snub the correct to wholesome criticism.
A case has been registered in opposition to Sonia Gandhi in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over tweets on Might 11 by the get together’s official deal with about PM-CARES fund.
In response to the case filed, registered beneath Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to trigger riot) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Congress get together had on Might 11, 2020, made false and baseless allegations, claimed misappropriation of PM-CARES Fund and solid aspersions on the central authorities.