K’taka: 3 Cops Suspended Over Gun Firing At Jan Ashirwad Yatra

Karnataka Police has suspended three constables for not taking action after gunshots were fired during the Jan Ashirwad Yatra of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Bhagwanth Khuba.

Yadgir Superintendent of Police (SP) Vedmurthy told ANI that the three constables were suspended on Thursday for not acting legally after being present at the celebratory rally.

“Veeresh, Santhosh, and Mehboob from Yadgir rural police station were suspended on August 19 for not acting legally after being at present at the spot. Gunshots were fired by the supporters and followers of former minister Baburao Chinchansur. Thus, I have ordered for enquiry into the case,” he said.

Video footage from the event that took place on August 18, shows supporters of the two leaders holding guns in the air and firing.

In another frame, Chinchansur can be seen holding the gun along with his followers.

Explaining his stance, the former minister has said that shooting is the tradition in some villages while welcoming. Also, gunshots would be fired in marriages and in deaths, he added.

The new Union Ministers have embarked on Jan Ashirwad Yatra as they could not be introduced in Parliament earlier this month due to repeated disruptions by the Opposition.

The yatra seeks to inform people about the achievements of the BJP-led central government in internal, external, economic, social, health spheres and programmes aimed at boosting employment through its focus on self-reliance. (ANI)

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies basic services cannot be provided.

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Used on sites built with Wordpress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
  • wordpress_test_cookie

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x