Karnataka High Court raps MP Ananthkumar Hegde over abusive language against CM

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court has expressed its displeasure against the use of abusive language by BJP Uttara Kannada MP Ananthkumar Hegde against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stating that a person holding a constitutional post should not be disrespected.

A bench of Justice Krishna Dixit, which was hearing Ananthkumar Hegde’s plea to quash the FIR against him, said Siddaramaiah is the Chief Minister and should be accorded respect. It is everyone’s responsibility to respect the post of Prime Minister and Chief Minister.

The bench further advised the lawyers representing Hegde that one may disagree or oppose the policies in a democratic setup, but should avoid abusive language. While directing the authorities not to take any precipitative action against the MP, the court posted the plea for further hearing at a later date.

No relief for Kerala CM’s daughter

The high court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by T Veena, daughter of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijaya, in a case related to a SFIO probe.

Veena is a director in Hexalogic Solutions Pvt Ltd which is being probed for fraud of Rs 135 crore. Veena had moved the high court questioning the probe by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SDIO) against her.

The high court on Friday dismissed her plea, giving the go-ahead for the SFIO probe.

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