Bengaluru: A sub-inspector has been suspended by the Bengaluru City Police Commissionerate for permitting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi to hold a public function in Shivaji Nagar, here on February 8.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is organising its Virat Hindu Samavesha on the same day.
As per procedure, permission for such public meetings should be given by an officer of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police or above. Moreover, the sub-inspector had not informed higher-ups about the program, which shows negligence on his part, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Satish Kumar.
The sub-inspector attached to Commercial Street police station had given permission based on a request by the local unit of MIM. A senior police officer cancelled the permission and asked the MIM to select another date before drawing attention of senior officers.
AIMIM withdraws plea
Meanwhile, AIMIM on Thursday withdrew its petition questioning cancellation of permission to hold a public meeting in Shivaji Nagar on February 8.
The petition was withdrawn after the State pointed out that an application in terms of licensing order 2005, related to controlling of public places, was required to be filed for organising a public event. The court has given AIMIM the liberty to make an application to the competent authority as per law to organise a meeting on a different date.