BThe People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) filed a complaint with the state human rights commission against HD Kumaraswamy Human rights activists have filed a complaint against Chief Minister Kumaraswamy with the Human right commission on Wednesday over his shootout statement.
In the complaint by the civil liberties group, they demanded the human right commission to act against the CM over the shootout statement given by him and also mentioned that Kumaraswamy’s statement is unlawful, by giving such comments he has hurt the feeling of the people of the state.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has got embroiled in a controversy after a purported video, showing him ordering a police official to “shoot mercilessly” those who killed a JD(S) worker in Mandya, went viral.
After drawing flak over his comments, the chief minister said “it was an emotional outburst” and he did not mean it.
The opposition BJP lashed out at Kumaraswamy over the issue and termed it “irresponsible and nonsense”.
JD(S) worker H Prakash (50) was allegedly hacked to death by four men in Maddur town of Mandya district Monday evening, police said. The assailants stopped Prakash’s car when he was going home and hacked him to death with machetes. Prakash was a former Zila Panchayat member.
Tension prevailed in Maddur and Mandya after the incident as people ‘gheraoed’ the police station demanding immediate arrest of the murderers.
Following the killing of his party man, Kumaraswamy purportedly gave instruction over phone, which was caught on camera and went viral.