Karnataka: Congress leader booked for sprinkling petrol in office
Bengaluru : A case has been filed against a local Congress leader who allegedly issued a warning to burn party office and was also seen sprinkling petrol on the government office.
Case registered against Congress leader Narayanaswamy under sections 353, 427, 341, 504 and 506 IPC on the complaint of Satish Kumar, BBMP Revenue officer. Narayanaswamy had thrown petrol and threatened to set ablaze BBMP office in Bengaluru.— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
Soon after the incident was reported, Karnataka Congress suspended the leader Narayanaswamy. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah also said he must be arrested if he has commited a crime.
In a video being circulated on the social media, Narayanaswamy can be seen issuing threats to set the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s ward office in Horamavu on fire, in the presence of officials. He can also be spotted sprinkling petrol at Assistant Revenue Officer Chengal Rayappa, demanding that one of his associates bring him the papers that needed to be signed.
According to media reports, the incident happened on February 16 when Narayanaswamy allegedly forced official to sign fake land papers and fumed after refusal.
The officer was transferred the day after the incident and was threatened against filing a police complaint, a BBMP official told The News Minute.
Narayanaswamy said he had not done anything wrong. “I have been running from pillar to post to get one document signed and the BBMP officials have been dodging me,” he said. “I was really angry and, in a fit of rage, I may have done what I did. But I did not actually want set fire to the office.”