Bengaluru police brought a Tamil Nadu man to the city on Tuesday who allegedly issued death threats against three Karnataka High Court judges, including Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, over the recent verdict on the hijab row.
The man was identified as Rahamathulla, from Madurai, and he was brought to Bengaluru from Tamil Nadu by Karnataka police after producing an arrest warrant, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said on Tuesday. . The minister added that the Karnataka government has taken the threat against judges seriously as it amounts to challenging the system, and there is a need to remove such elements.
Karnataka Police have arrested a 31-year-old man from Belagavi district for recently threatening Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC DS Arun on Facebook using a pseudonym. The arrest was identified as Srikanth, a resident of Gokak. Srikanth, under the pseudonym Musthak Ali, reportedly posted on Facebook: “In your head, only one Hindu militant is dead but our aim is to kill Hindu women and children.” His Facebook post was seen in the context of the murder of Bajarang activist Dal Harsha in Shivamogga district. A case was registered at the Bagalkot CEN police station on February 23.
Following this, on March 5, Vageesh MT, personal secretary of DS Arun filed a case alleging that the MLC received a Facebook post on February 21 from the account under the pseudonym Musthak Ali with the same content.
Wildlife activists have expressed concern over recent incidents of feral dogs attacking wild sambars at Castlerock below Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Earlier this month, a wild sambar was found dead in the area after being attacked by canines. Video also captured a sambar being chased by a pack of dogs.