A Karnataka Congress leader has been booked for threatening to set fire to a Bengaluru municipal office, ANI reported.
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) February 20, 2018
According to ANI, a case has been registered against Congress leader Narayanaswamy on Tuesday, for throwing petrol and threatening to set ablaze Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office in Horamavu, Bengaluru. The report added that a case has been lodged under sections 353, 427, 341, 504 and 506 of Indian Panel Code on the complaint of BBMP revenue officer Satish Kumar.
In the video, which has gone viral on social media, the Congress leader can be seen purportedly splashing the liquid filled in a plastic bottle twice inside a city corporation office while the officer is pleading with him to stop. Narayanaswamy, a close aide of Congress MLA Byrati Basavaraj, took the step after officials refused to provide him with a fake land document, PTI reported.
Narayanaswamy is also the block president of KR Puram in Bengaluru. The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara tweeted:
I have instructed our Bengaluru District North District Congress Committee (DCC) to immediately suspend Narayanswamy. — Dr. G Parameshwara (@DrParameshwara) February 20, 2018
State home minister Ramalinga Reddy condemned the incident on the floor of the state Assembly earlier on Tuesday. “It is unfortunate that the incident took place. The government has initiated necessary action against the leader,” he said. BJP spokesperson Suresh Kumar said that this incident was "another show of hooliganism" by the state’s ruling Congress by a "close aide of Siddaramaiah."
On Monday, Karnataka Congress MLA NA Haris' son Mohammed Haris Nalapad surrendered at the Cubbon Park Police Station in Bengaluru days after an FIR was filed against him and ten others for allegedly assaulting a man in UB City.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 22:46 PM