Man arrested from Davanagere for sending threat letters to progressive Kannada authors

Bengaluru, Sep 30 (IANS): Shivaji Rao Jadhav, a Hindu activist from Davanagere district, has been arrested for sending threat letters to more than 15 progressive Kannada authors and thinkers, police said on Saturday.

Jadhav was arrested in the district by sleuths of the City Central Crime Branch (CCB).

The accused had been writing the threat letters since the past two years, leading to the targeted authors meeting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on multiple occasions while demanding for swift action.

In the letters, Jadhav threatened the victims, including K. Veerabhadrappa, B.L. Venu, Banjagere Jayaprakash, B.T. Lalita Naik, Vasundhara Bhupathi, for going against Hindutva, saying that they should count their last days.

The case was handed over to the Special Wing CCB and experts of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) had found that all letters were written by the same person but posted from different districts and taluks.

As a result of the letters, state Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara had directed the police to provide suitable security to the authors.

While confessing to his crime, Jadhav claimed that he threatened the authors and thinkers due to their anti-Hindu stand.

The police produced him before the court and took him to 10 days of custody for interrogation.

The development was taken seriously after the murders of journalist Gauri Lankesh and activist - writer Prof. M.M. Kalburgi in Karnataka.






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  • Saif, INDIA

    Sun, Oct 01 2023

    looks like mentally ill

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Well, Siddu has to play to his audience. They caught hold of a minion and created news. Will this stupidity stand in the court of law? I doubt it. Jadhav from Davanagere? Siddu certainly has a sense of humor.

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  • Ignatuua, Dubai

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Does not deserve to be india

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Ok nice . Now about taking action against the ‘hate speech ‘ initiators and the real cause of this hate mongering ? Eg, Bhattas, Muthalik ( pink) , CT Ravi, Sharan pumpwell..? If the issues are sorted out at the root level, such cowards who give threats through letters will definitely decrease .

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  • Saravanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Bhatta should be given Padma-Shri award.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Name sounds like someone from digger land. These kind of people live by threatening and controlling people by fear. They have backing of their masters from centre. These kind of people who threaten people should be nipped in bud or sent to digger land.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Religion, often seen as a powerful force, can unfortunately be misused as a business model, impacting millions of innocent individuals, leading to poverty, exploitation, and internal conflicts. This hierarchical structure can lead to the classification and discrimination of fellow human beings ..recent times religious bigotry has risen multifold amongst religious groups.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    must be hardcore chaddi supporter...send them to puttur police...charbi jaarale...

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  • Anil, MP

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    We can understand..... How will the brain grow if u believe that particular animal shit and urine has healing powers...... Another particular religion readers may get happy reading this comment about right wing supporters.... But u ppl are also the same... Cant think out of the box...

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  • Ayes p., Kudla/ksa

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    He is sending threat letters to progressive thinkers since two years, but no arrest since two years that means previous 40% and communal govt. proctected him and their bhakt.

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    This type of suppressing mindsets will remain active in society... Progressive thinking is a branch in growing humanity... Closed minds like this gentlemen have built walls before the vastness of their minds and tied horse screens to their eyes... Practice of any religion is for the self and not to be imposed on others... In fact a nation would be better if children have a right to choose their religion or to remain as atheist when they get to 18 years of age...

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Prakash, I completely agree with. When Jr. Bommai talked about Gita to be taught in school, I thought instead it would be a better idea if both parents belongs to a religion (say, Hindu) then the child should be taught very basic religious teaching of other religions (in this example, Christianity and Islam), from standard 4 onwards to 8 at least. When you have a bit of idea about every religion, as a nation we will understand each others in better way. There should be provision in the law that when they are 18, they have the right to choose whatever the religion they want to follow. This would be very good for those children with inter-caste/religious background.

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