“I will shoot you,” Karnataka BJP leader threatens Congress MLA

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A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has threatened to shoot his Congress rival in Karnataka state of India.

Karnataka police on Monday briefly arrested BJP leader Manikanth Rathod on the charge of issuing threats to Congress MLA Priyank Kharge. He was released on station bail with a warning, police said.

An FIR was registered against Rathod for issuing the threat to the Congress MLA in Kalaburagi. Bramhapura police in Kalaburagi district, who had taken up the investigation, arrested the BJP leader. He was brought to the Brahmapura police station and given station bail, media reports said.

The Congress workers staged a protest against the BJP and laid siege to the office of the Superintendent of Police of Kalaburagi demanding action against the said leader.—Agencies

 

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