Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Home News CPI(M) condemns assault on party w...
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 10:10

CPI(M) condemns assault on party worker

E-mail Print PDF
Mangalore, Jan 22: Protesting against the assault on a party worker in Belthangady recently, members of the district unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city.

The protesters demanded a fair, in-depth inquiry into the incident, and the arrest of the remaining accused.

On January 17, B.M. Bhat, advocate and CPI(M) taluk secretary, and two others were assaulted by a group of men.

According to Mr. Bhat, a group of around 10 people dragged them out of the car at an isolated spot near Kashibettu, and started thrashing them on Thursday evening. Mr. Bhat was admitted to the hospital and discharged a day later. A case was filed at the Belthangady police station, and two of the four accused were arrested.

Describing the assault, Mr. Bhat said his face was swollen and badly bruised as the group repeatedly rained blows on him. Lawrence, taluk secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Sumalatha from DYFI were also targeted.

Calling the incident a handiwork of “BJP goons”, B. Madhava, District Secretary for the party, said the police not only had to arrest the remaining accused, but also had to find out who sent the goons to rough up CPI(M) workers.

“It is obvious that the assault is politically motivated. For three days before the assault, CPI(M) workers, through protest, demanded that five cents of land be allocated to landless farmers. The Assistant Commissioner has even assured that the land will be allocated.

Enraged that the credit for this will go to CPI(M), the BJP workers have attacked those behind the protest,” he said.


Add comment

1. reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
2. is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
3. Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
4. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid rejection.

Security code
Refresh (click the refresh link if image is not clear)

In the News


Hubballi, Jul 27: After hearing the news of the demise of former chief minister N Dharam ...


New Delhi, Jul 27: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of ...


Bengaluru, Jul 27: Former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh died of a massive heart ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: Three youngsters have been arrested by Mangaluru City Police in ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Jul 27: A top police officer, who came out with a controversial report on ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: Hindus across coastal Karnataka on Thursday celebrated Nagara ...


Belagavi, Jul 27: Endorsing the idea of independent religious status for ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Jul 27: Admitting that chief minister Siddaramaiah has dropped hints about ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: The ambitious 437-km Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) pipeline ...


Bengaluru, Jul 26: Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George has now filed a criminal ...

[1 Comment] Read

Mangaluru, Jul 26: A local court has granted bail to all accused in connection with the ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Wednesday took a dig at media for ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: Nearly one and a half dozen Ayurvedic therapy centres in Mangaluru ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: The Dakshina Kannada district unit of Aam Aadmi Party has decided to ...

[1 Comment] Read

Mumbai, Jul 26: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stopped printing the Rs 2,000 ...