Bengaluru, Nov 21 (PTI) Karnataka Congress President D K
Shivakumar on Saturday said party''s disciplinary committee
will look into the petition by MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy
seeking action against some of its leaders for their alleged
involvement in the attack on his house during violence in the
city in August.
While Murthy stated he has sought expulsion of former
Mayor Sampath Raj and former Pulakeshinagar corporator Abdul
Rakeeb Zakir who have been named in the charge sheet; the KPCC
President however, not willing to name anyone said, action
will be taken after following due process.
He also alleged that police have worked in the case under
pressure from ruling BJP.
"He (Murthy) came and met me, he has sought disciplinary
action against some people on the basis of the chargesheet.
I have heard his problems, he is in pain, I can
understand his pain. Even if I was in his position, I too
would have naturally thought the way he is thinking,"
Speaking to reporters here, he said he was referring
Murthy''s request for disciplinary action to the party''s
disciplinary committee, and after getting its opinion a
decision will be taken.
Not wishing to reveal names against whom Murthy has
sought action, Shivakumar said he has given some names against
whom he has suspicion and those mentioned in the charge sheet.
Murthy on Saturday met Shivakumar at his residence and
submitted a petition seeking action against those involved in
the attack on his house.
Asked whether Murthy has sought action against anyone
else from the party other than Sampath Raj and Zakir who have
been named in the chargesheet, he said, "I don''t want to take
names... I will try to get justice for him (Murthy) , but we
will have to go by procedures."
Sampath Raj, arrested early on Tuesday morning, has been
accused of inciting the attack on Murthys house during the
August 11 rioting in DJ Halli, KJ Halli and nearby areas.
Shivakumar in response to a question accused the media of
''causing damage'' to the party in connection with the case.
When the reporters pointed out that police chargesheet
names Congress leaders and they were only reporting it, he
said police have functioned under what kind of pressure from
BJP and the government, we are aware of it.
With no action against those named in the charge sheet,
Murthy had recently urged Shivakumar and the party to stand by
Speaking to reporters after meeting Shivakumar, the MLA
said he has sought action against Sampath Raj and Zakir and
their expulsion from the party, as they were involved in
setting fire to my house and their names have cropped up
during police investigation.
"He (Shivakumar) said he will refer to the disciplinary
committee and take necessary action.... The President (of
state congress) has assured me that action will be taken.
He has assured that the party will stand by me and
protect me," he said. PTI KSU
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