MLA’s relative says police beat him up

Kalaburagi Police Commissioner rubbishes charge

Updated - September 02, 2021 10:17 pm IST

Published - September 02, 2021 07:12 pm IST - KALABURAGI

Kalaburagi North MLA Kaneez Fatima’s relative Adil Suleiman is said to have been beaten up by Kalaburagi Police Commissioner Y.S. Ravikumar late on Wednesday night.

Mr. Ravikumar has, however, rubbished the allegation saying that he did not beat up Suleiman. “I was not present at the spot. It is an absolutely wrong and baseless allegation. Police officials on their routine night rounds might have just issued a warning to him,” the Police Commissioner said on Thursday.

Earlier, addressing presspersons, Suleiman, who is Ms. Fatima’s brother-in-law, said that Mr. Ravikumar stopped their vehicle near Haft Gumbad while they were on their way back home and started thrashing him [Suleiman] in front of the MLA.

Condemning the incident, Congress leader Sharanprakash Patil said that the police have become a puppet in the hands of the BJP leaders. They could have booked him [Suleiman] if he had violated rules, Mr. Patil said and added that the Congress will take it [incident] to its logical end.

“We will write to Home Minister Araga Jnanendra and also complain to the State Election Commission,” he added.

Meanwhile, the former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday took to Twitter and condemned the incident.

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