In major embarrassment for Siddaramaiah, High Court fines him Rs 10k for disrupting traffic

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06-02-2024

    Karnataka High Court comes down hard on Siddaramaiah

    Court takes serious view of disruption of traffic

    Court asks Siddaramaiah to appear for investigation

In what comes as a major embarrassment for Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Karnataka High Court has fined him Rs 10,000 over a protest that he had held on April 14, 2022 near Race View Hotel, in Bengaluru. 

It has also asked him to appear in-person for an investigation on March 6. 

History of the case

The Congress had held a protest against the then BJP minister KS Eshwarappa over the death of a contractor Santosh. The party had sought Eshwarappa’s resignation over the death. 

However, a case was registered at the High Grounds police station as the protest held by the Congress had disrupted traffic movement. 

High Court comes down hard

Refusing to take a considerate view of the issue, the judiciary noted that the public can’t be inconvenienced over protests. In fact, the court also pulled up other Congressmen Ramalinga Reddy and Randeep Surjewala, apart from fining them the same amount. 

 

In major embarrassment for Siddaramaiah, High Court fines him Rs 10k for disrupting traffic

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    Karnataka High Court comes down hard on Siddaramaiah

    Court takes serious view of disruption of traffic

    Court asks Siddaramaiah to appear for investigation

In what comes as a major embarrassment for Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Karnataka High Court has fined him Rs 10,000 over a protest that he had held on April 14, 2022 near Race View Hotel, in Bengaluru. 

It has also asked him to appear in-person for an investigation on March 6. 

History of the case

The Congress had held a protest against the then BJP minister KS Eshwarappa over the death of a contractor Santosh. The party had sought Eshwarappa’s resignation over the death. 

However, a case was registered at the High Grounds police station as the protest held by the Congress had disrupted traffic movement. 

High Court comes down hard

Refusing to take a considerate view of the issue, the judiciary noted that the public can’t be inconvenienced over protests. In fact, the court also pulled up other Congressmen Ramalinga Reddy and Randeep Surjewala, apart from fining them the same amount. 

 

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