Anantkumar Hegde’s PA files complaint over Facebook post

Published - March 11, 2018 11:47 pm IST - HUBBALLI

Union Skill Development Minister Anantkumar Hegde’s personal assistant filed a case with the New Market police of Sirsi on Sunday against those who have allegedly uploaded a fake message on Facebook in Mr. Hegde’s name.

In his complaint, Suresh Govinda Shetty said that a message uploaded on the Facebook page ‘Prajakiya’ claims that Mr. Hegde had issued a statement that he would replace the statues of Kempe Gowda with those of Shivaji if the BJP came to power in the State. Some Facebook users have responded to this message and threatened Mr. Hegde. However, the complainant said, the Minister has never issued such a statement.

The message has been posted with the intention of generating hatred towards Mr. Hedge and disturbing peace in society ahead of the Assembly elections, Mr. Shetty said. The police have registered a case and are investigating.

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