Slogan issue: Action after getting forensic report, says Karnataka Home Minister

The Home Minister said that a suspect had been secured and his voice recording had been gathered by the police.


Published Mar 01, 2024 | 3:46 PMUpdatedMar 01, 2024 | 3:46 PM

G Parameshwara speaking to reporters. (DrGParameshwara/Facebook)

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Friday, 1 March, said that the police are waiting for the Forensic Science Laboratory report to take action in connection with the slogans raised by supporters of Congress leader Syed Naseer Hussain, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha.

He said that a suspect had been secured and his voice recording had been gathered by the police.

Opposition BJP alleged that Hussain’s supporters allegedly raised “pro-Pakistan” slogans while celebrating his victory in the Rajya Sabha polls on Tuesday. The purported videos of the incident were telecast by TV news channels and also went viral on social media.

FSL report yet to come

“The FSL report is yet to come. We have asked for the report as soon as possible. The videos given to FSL are not from one channel or one clip. Several clippings have been secured and given to FSL. The report is yet to come, once we get it, we will take immediate action,” Parameshwara said.

Speaking to reporters, he said that seven persons have been called so far and their statements have been taken. In addition, their voice samples have also been recorded to compare it with that in the clip, he said.

“A suspect has also been secured and his voice recording has been made. We will get to know about further investigation, once we get the FSL report,” he added.

Opposition BJP and JD(S) have demanded the Congress government’s resignation for its “inaction” in nabbing the culprits who allegedly shouted the ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan, and also accused the administration of trying to cover up the issue.

The BJP has demanded that the Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot recommend the dismissal of the government.

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