Court Order Filing Of Case Against Karnataka Health Minister

The complainant claimed to be a social employee who had fought for irrigation schemes. (Representational)


A Special Court right here has ordered for the registration of a legal case towards the Karnataka Health Minister Dr Ok Sudhakar on discovering prima facie proof that he had defamed an activist.

“This court is of the considered opinion that the complainant has made out sufficient grounds for proceeding against the accused for offences under Section 499 of IPC which is punishable under Section 500 of IPC and the offence under Section 501, R/w section 34 of IPC,” the XLII Additional Magistrate Court which is a Special Court of trial of instances towards sitting and former legislators stated in its order on November 15.

The personal grievance was filed by R Anjaneya Reddy from Chikkaballapura taluk. It got here up earlier than Judge Preeth J.

The complainant Reddy claimed to be a social employee who had fought for irrigation schemes.

When Sudhakar was appointed because the chairperson of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on June 20, 2019, Reddy had challenged this within the High Court of Karnataka.

The allegation is that Sudhakar on June 27 at a public operate in Maralukunte village uttered defamatory statements towards Reddy.

This was revealed in two outstanding newspapers.

The grievance by Reddy stated Sudhakar had ill-will towards him and uttered defamatory statements towards him in a public operate. He had issued authorized notices to Sudhakar and the 2 newspapers however they haven’t tendered a public apology.

Ordering the registration of a legal grievance, the court docket stated that “on going through the complaint averments and the sworn statement of the complainant prima-facie, it goes to show that the complainant is defamed. 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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