Udupi College Incident:No question of handing over to SIT: CM Siddaramaiah

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

An FIR has been registered by the police regarding the Udupi college video recording case.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the investigation is being done by a DYSP level officer and there is no question of handing over the case to SIT.

He was speaking to the media in Mangalore today.The members of the Central Commission for Women have visited and conducted investigation.

They have said that there was no camera installed in the college toilet.Action will be taken after the investigation report is received,he said.

Responding to the remarks made by the Home Minister that the case was a minor issue between friends,he said that if it was so,a case would not have been registered.College students may have played a prank.

But the case is registered and a F.I.R. has also been filed and submitted to the court.He said that there is no question of handing over the case to the SIT as a DYSP level officer is conducting the investigation.

Progress Review

The facilities given to the coastal region have been mentioned in the budget.The Chief Minister said that in the month of July,Udupi,Mangalore and Coastal region received rains and said that he would be visiting some areas which are damaged due to rains.He informed that he will hold a review meeting.

*Strict Action against Moral Policing:

The CM said that he has given instructions to the police to take strict action against those who indulge in moral policing.He said that no one can take the law into their hands.

*Sowjanya Murder Case:Review on Appeal:

Sowjanya rape and murder case has been settled in the CBI court.The parents and activists have demanded a reinvestigation of the case.

The CM said that action can be taken within the purview of the law.As per the law,an appeal has to be filed in the high court.

Replying to a reporter’s question there was a reference in the judgment citing negligence by the authorities;the CM said that he would decide after reading the judgment.If there was scope to file an appeal,they would file the appeal.

*Action against those who spread fake news on social media:

Strict action will be taken against those who unnecessarily spread false news against the government or any individual on social media. Answering the reporter’s question that the Government is taking action for just criticizing,he said that we will not take action against criticism,but if false news is spread,action will be taken.

He said that spreading false news on family members is different from doing personal harm.

*Government will not fall behind in protecting environment:

Saying that the Central Government has to take a decision on the Kasturi Rangan report,the CM said that the government will not lag behind in the matter of environmental protection.

Bit Coin

Responding to a question on the SIT not issuing a notice to anyone regarding Bit coin,he said that SIT will take appropriate action.