Bengaluru, Jan 23: Stating that there will be no intervention from the government on the investigation by the police on the brawl between two Congress MLAs, Anand Singh and J N Ganesh, the home minister, M B Patil said that “nobody is above the law and accused will be arrested soon”.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr Patil said that "the person however big he may be law will take its own course and see that those involved in such incidents were brought to books”.
He said that the Congress party, which had viewed the incident very seriously had already initiated disciplinary actions on the Kampli Congress MLA, Ganesh.
Maintaining that the family members of the injured MLA, Anand Shigh, were also assured all the co-operation from the state government he said that “the police who were given a free hand into the investigation had filed an FIR and were on the look-out on the MLA who was accused in the incident”.
Replying to questions, the home minister said that “Kampli MLA, who was once in the list of Rowdy Sheeter, in Ballari district, may once again get into it, and the police will take a call on the issue”.
Meanwhile, Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and the Deputy Chief minister Dr G Parameshwara, had also condemned the incident of brawl involving the elected representatives, at a Resort, in which a Congress MLA was grievously injured.
Chief minister, also opined that people will lose faith on the politicians, and said that “Government will act in an impartial manner into the investigation of the case”.
Deputy Chief minister, G Parameshwara, also came down heavily on the incident and expressed confidence that legal action will be taken against the culprits and bring to books.
“I have never experienced such an incident in my political career spanning over three decades” he said.
Referring to the peaceful conduct of the last rites of the Siddganga Seer, Dr Shivakumara Swamiji, revered as the ‘walking god’ by lakhs of his devotees, the minister thanked all, including the district administration, people of the district and the police personnel.
Strongly urging the Union government to confer the ‘Bharatha Ratna’ Award, posthumously to the Swamiji, he said that “a joint efforts will be initiated, involving leaders from all the political parties including BJP, JD(S) and the Congress and bring pressure on the government on the issue”.
“Even Prime minister Narendra Modi,also personally known the yeoman service rendered by the departed Swamiji for the mankind” he added. (UNI)