Staff Correspondent

One case filed in Karkala and another in Manipal

Paper accused of stoking communal passions

Udupi: A new case has been filed against the editor and publisher and the reporter of the Kannada daily “Karavali Ale,” and the director and chairman and managing director of Chitra Publications Pvt. Ltd. at the Karkala Town Police Station in Udupi district on Sunday.

According to Karkala Town Police, Sunil K.R. from Pulkeri in Karkala had filed a complaint at the police station on Sunday stating that some reports which had appeared in “Karavali Ale” were stoking communal passions.

In his complaint, he had sought action against the editor and publisher of the newspaper B.S. Shivaprasad and its reporter Naveen, the chairman and director of Chitra Publications Pvt. Ltd. B.V. Seetaram, and its managing director and Mr. Seetaram’s wife Rohini.

A case has been registered under Sections 153 (A), 153 (B), 295 (A) read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code, the police said.

Another case

A case has been filed against the publisher and editor of the Kannada daily and the director and managing Director of Chitra Publications Pvt. Ltd. at the Manipal Police Station here.

The Manipal police said here on Sunday that Mahesh, son of Janardhan, residing in Dashrath Nagar, Manipal, had filed a complaint against Mr. Shivaprasad, Mr. Seetaram and Ms. Rohini.

In his complaint, Mr. Mahesh stated that the accused had published many reports which made derogatory remarks against Hindu religion and Hindu beliefs in “Karavali Ale”.

The accused were constantly trying to stoke communal passions and create disharmony in the district.

A case had been filed under Sections 153 (A), 295 (A), read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code.

The case was filed on January 9, the police said.

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