Mumbai : FIR filed against Kannada news channel, as they claims that Chief Minister HD Kumarswamy is all set to resign from his position. Meanwhile CM has denied the reports says ‘far from the truth’, as per reports after the news went viral his supporters marched to the channel’s head office in Bengaluru and pelted stones.
Complaint against TV channel for false reporting has been registered by the Janata Dal (Secular) party’s Bengaluru unit President R Prakash. The complaints read the name of Dasharath, a reporter with TV5 and the Chief Editor of the news channel, “This false news was published continuously since 6 pm. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy toured Hassan and Mysuru on November 28 and took part in several events. CM Kumaraswamy is healthy and has been carrying out his day to day activities. He works for 14 to 16 hours a day. However, TV5 Kannada’s reporter Dasharath has falsely reported that Kumaraswamy is suffering from health problems, and is trying to create panic among the residents of Karnataka and unnecessarily cause them worry.”
“Spreading such false news can disturb the peace in society, it is like defeming the of our party (Janata Dal Secular). We suspect that there is an ulterior motive behind the propagation of this false news. We thereby request you to take appropriate action against the TV5 reporter and editor in chief who allowed such news to be published in the channel” the complaint further added.
The FIR has been registered under the sections 120B (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with the intent to provoke a riot), and 505 (statements conducting public mischief).