FIR filed against Congress leader UT Khader for inciting violence
On December 17, Congress MLA Khader warned chief minister BS Yediyurappa over implementing CAA in the state
Mangaluru: An FIR has been filed against Congress leader UT Khader at Pandeshwar Police Station in Mangaluru. The complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader Sandesh Kumar who alleged that Khader delivered a provocative speech that incited violence at a protest over the Citizenship Amendment Act on December 18.
On December 17, Congress MLA Khader warned chief minister BS Yediyurappa over implementing CAA in the state and had said, "Country is in flames but Karnataka is an island of peace. I am warning Karnataka chief minister that if you implement Citizenship Act here then I swear Karnataka will be blown up into cinders."
On December 20, chief minister BS Yediyurappa held a meeting with senior police officers to discuss the law and order situation in the state.
On Thursday, two people were killed in Mangaluru in the alleged police firing after protests over the new citizenship law turned violent despite prohibitory orders in the area. Seven journalists were detained by Mangaluru Police on Friday amid protests over the amended Citizenship Act and released later. Mangaluru South Police said all the detained journalists were released.
Section-144 has been imposed in several districts of Karnataka following the public agitation over CAA in the state, including the areas of Hubballi, Kalaburagi and Dakshina Kannada. Under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) assembly of four or more people in an area is prohibited.