Karnataka Congress MLA Anand Singh has been admitted to Apollo hospital, Bengaluru. FIR has been registered against HN Ganesh based on Singh's complaint.
Bengaluru: Following the alleged drunken brawl that took place on January 19 at the Eagleton resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Congress's Vijayanagar MLA Anand Singh has been admitted at the Apollo hospital in the city.
Singh has filed a complaint against Kampli MLA JN Ganesh at Bidadi Police Station. Based on this, the cops have registered an FIR under IPC sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 307 (attempt to murder), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
Anand Singh, in his statement, said that Ganesh began to abuse him, when he was heading back to his room after dinner. The statement reads: "Ganesh said that during the time of election you didn't help me with money, so I will kill your elder sister's son Sandeep. I objected, but then he took a cane and started beating me up. He asked for a pistol from his gunman and said that I will finish him today. I fell down and he started kicking me on my chest and stomach."
Other MLAs, by then, came to the rescue of Anand Singh. Tukaram, Raghumurty, Ramappa and Tanveer Sait tried to intervene, Singh said.
The Congress MLAs (76 of them) were holed up at the resort following the poaching row where the party alleged that the opposition (BJP) was indulging in horse trading. While the Congress leaders claimed to be holding meetings to discuss the Lok Sabha election, sources said this was also a 'show of strength'.
Meanwhile, the Congress's general secretary VY Ghorpade has said that Ganesh is suspended from the party until the inquiry is over. An inquiry committee would be set up, headed by deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, senior leaders like KJ George and Krishna Byregowda.
Senior leaders like DK Shivakumar and Zameer Ahmed have downplayed the incident by either denying that a scuffle took place, or by calling it a 'friendly fight'.
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Last Updated Jan 21, 2019, 6:41 PM IST