Mahasabha leader detained for threatening to kill CM – The New Indian Express
MANGALURU: Mangaluru police arrested Dharmendra, Secretary General of the State, Akhila Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha, under various sections of the IPC, including that of promoting enmity between different religions and criminal conspiracy, for having allegedly made death threats to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai during the recent demolition of a temple in Nanjangud.
Three other Mahasabha members were also taken into custody. Dharmendra, at a press conference on Saturday, warned the BJP state government to “teach a lesson”, adding that it “had not even spared Mahatma Gandhi”. After his statement was criticized, Dharmendra apologized.
On Saturday evening, a person named Dr Lohith Kumar (38) filed a lawsuit against Dharmendra, Rajesh Pavithran, Sandeep Shetty Adka, Prem Polali, Kamalaksha Padil, Sudhakar Shetty, Praveen Shetty and Ullal, who were part of the conference of hurry.
In his complaint, Dr Lohith said he had worked as President of Mahasabha State since 2019. “Rajesh and Dharmendra, who were kicked out of the organization, and Sandeep were misusing the name of Mahasabha and disseminated false information. They also abused the name of the organization by using letterhead and held a press conference and conspired to disrupt community harmony, ”he said.
Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar told media that Dharmendra was arrested at his home and eight people from Mahasabha were arrested. A case was registered at the Barke police station.