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Police register case against Karnataka minister Anand Singh for threatening to burn entire family over land dispute

Police have filed a case against Karnataka minister Anand Singh for reportedly threatening a family over a land dispute.

By wasmulhaq 
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Bengaluru: Police have filed a case against Karnataka minister Anand Singh for reportedly threatening a family over a land dispute. As stated by police on Wednesday, some of the family members made an attempt to commit suicide after the minister’s threat.

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Following a complaint by D Polappa, a case was registered under the Prevention of Atrocities Against SC-ST Act and the pertinent sections of the Indian Penal Code against the Tourism, Ecology and Environment Minister and three other individuals.

The case was about a land dispute between a community and Polappa, who belonged to  Scheduled Caste. Polappa has mentioned in his complaint that the minister threatened to “burn the entire family”.

On Tuesday night, Polappa and five other family members arrived close to the police station. They all made an effort to self-immolate themselves. They were saved by the police and admitted to the hospital.

The villagers have asked the minister to help in quashing the conflict during the minister’s visit to the village on Tuesday. 

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Polappa said in his complaint that the minister had threatened to set his family ablaze.

On Tuesday night, the complainant and five of his relatives made their way close to the Hospet rural police station. They all attempted self-immolation, but were rescued by police.

A case was also registered against Polappa and five others for attempting suicide.

 

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