Mangaluru: Law applies equally to everyone, says CM on FIR against MLA Harish Poonja

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, May 25: Chief minister Siddaramaiah asserted that the law applies equally to everyone, addressing concerns about alleged pressure from the Congress regarding the FIR filed against MLA Harish Poonja under section 353.

Speaking at Mangaluru International Airport on Saturday, May 25th, Siddaramaiah stated, "It is a non-bailable offense with a potential imprisonment of seven years. Can we overlook this simply because he is an MLA? There are two FIRs filed against him. Can he intimidate the police just because of his position?"

A case was registered against Poonja on May 19 after the MLA created a ruckus at Beltangady police station on the night of May 18 over the arrest of Shashiraj Shetty in connection with an illegal quarrying case. A second case was registered on May 21 against Poonja following a protest on May 20 without permission in front of Vikasa Soudha at Belthangady opposing the arrest of Shashiraj Shetty.

Poonja was released on May 22 night on station bail after he took part in the inquiry in connection with two cases registered against him.





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  • myna, mysuru

    Mon, May 27 2024

    Siddu has a 57" chest to take action.

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Sun, May 26 2024

    When MP Rahul Gandhi convicted for Modi jibe, in election rally, Why not Harish Poonja......????

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  • Gibbs, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Sun, May 26 2024

    Law must apply equally to all irrespective of positions as HARISH TOO. Harish shows his Rowdism and Goondaism to cops??? He must face law as per all citizens of India. His behaviour is absolutely illegal and absurd.

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  • Prem, moodbidri

    Sat, May 25 2024

    Poonje did drama during day time and went to police station in the night and took bail! Why special privilege given to MLA? He should have been arrested by police. Shame on state govt for the failure to arrest Amul baby

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