Belthangady: Police file chargesheet against MLA Harish Poonja


Team Udayavani, May 29, 2024, 9:27 AM IST

Beltangady: Police have submitted a charge sheet against MLA Harish Poonja to the Special Court for Elected Representatives in Bengaluru on May 28.

This follows an investigation into two cases against him after he protested at the police station against the arrest of a BJP worker for alleged illegal mining.

The charge sheet was filed by Puttur Police Inspector Satish G. J., who headed the special investigation team appointed by the Superintendent of Police.

On May 18, Beltangady police registered a case under illegal mining and explosives laws against BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Shashiraj Shetty and Pramod Ujire. MLA Poonja protested at the police station, alleging that Shashiraj was wrongfully arrested at midnight from his home.

During this protest, Poonja allegedly obstructed police duty and used unconstitutional language against the officers, leading to the first case against him.

The second case was filed after Poonja allegedly made derogatory remarks against police officers, the tahsildar, and government staff during a protest by BJP Mandal at the Beltangady Adalitha Soudha on May 20. When police issued a notice to Poonja on May 22 to appear for questioning, a large crowd gathered at his residence.

In response, the Superintendent of Police held a press conference at the Dharmasthala police station on May 27, clarifying the actions taken against Poonja. Following this, the special investigation team completed its inquiry and submitted the charge sheet to the Special Court for Elected Representatives.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

It will be “good” if Yediyurappa appears before CID in POCSO case soon, says Home Minister

Karnataka Home Minister denies reports actor Darshan getting “royal treatment” at police station

SC issues notices on NTA’s plea seeking transfer of cases on NEET-UG row from HCs to it

Beware of “Meesho” lucky draw scam

Forest dept has agreed to hand over 500 acres for Yettinahole project: Deputy CM Shivakumar

Ghaziabad woman held for giving ‘tips’ on sexually assaulting kids on her social media channel

Kuwait fire: Preparations underway at Kochi airport to receive mortal remains of victims

Related Articles More

Shivakumar & his brother had planned to field Darshan in Channapatna bypoll, claims BJP leader Yogeshwar

I am visible to good people and not to anti-social elements: UT Khader

Union Minister V Somanna’s son, 2 others booked for fraud and criminal intimidation

Bengaluru: Big relief for Yediyurappa in POCSO case; High Court stays his arrest

Laptop Theft Case: Accused from Mangaluru arrested after two years

MUST WATCH

Udupi accident

Senior Congress MLA CS Nadagouda

Ghataprabha River

Fire accident

Shankarapura Mallige | Jasmine Flower


Latest Additions

Shivakumar & his brother had planned to field Darshan in Channapatna bypoll, claims BJP leader Yogeshwar

Home Minister reviews J-K security situation calls high-level meeting on June 16

YRF’s ‘Maharaj’ doesn’t drop on Netflix after Gujarat HC stays release

Gang supplying imported e-cigarettes to youngster in Delhi NCR busted; 2 held in Noida

One more Indian succumbs to injuries in Kuwait building blaze

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.