FIR against Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy for assaulting on-duty cop


Team Udayavani, Jan 23, 2021, 1:12 PM IST

Bengaluru: An FIR has been filed against Jayanagar MLA Sowmya Reddy for allegedly assaulting a woman home guard during the Congress’ Raj Bhavan Chalo rally.

It is said that FIR has been registered based on a complaint lodged by the home guard.

MLA Sowmya Reddy was caught on camera hitting the on-duty woman constable. The incident took place near Freedom Park when police personnel were detaining protesting Congress leaders after they started moving towards Raj Bhavan.

The FIR has been registered under IPC Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt)

However, Sowmya Reddy claimed that the police were manhandling her to a point of her feeling faint.

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