Mangaluru, May 21, 2018: A Congress delegation led by former MLA J R Lobo met City Police Commissioner Vipul Kumar on May 21, Monday and has submitted a complaint alleging that a video of the celebrations of Congress workers has been manipulated and posted on Facebook and WhatsApp thereby inciting communal tension.
The complaint has been filed by Samarth Bhat on behalf of the party workers. As per the complaint the Congress workers had raised slogans hailing the party while celebrating in the wake of the path cleared for the formation of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in the state. "However the video of the same posted by one Roopesh Shet of Mangaluru on Facebook has been doctored wherein the slogan ’Congress ki jai’ has been changed as ’Pakistanakke Jai," the complaint alleged. Stating that the video was being circulated on WhatsApp the complainant has sought stern action.
Apart from JR Lobo, Mayor Bhasker K, Deputy Mayor K Mohammad, Kallige Taranath Shetty, Corporators Shashidhar Hegde, Sabitha Misquith and others were present.
Police authorities have assured stern action against those found guilty.