K’taka: Court to hear case against Cong leaders over padayatra during COVID curbs


PTI, May 23, 2022, 6:18 PM IST

A city magistrate court on Tuesday will hear a case against 27 state Congress leaders, including Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, who are charged under various sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act for taking out a ‘padayatra’ during COVID-19 restrictions.

The case was filed against them by the Ramanagara Rural police on March 17 this year after they undertook a ‘padayatra’ demanding construction of a dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu.

The state government had imposed restrictions during the period fearing the third wave of COVID-19 outbreak.

The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate has issued summons to all the 29 accused.

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