Mangaluru, Jan 10, 2018: District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai has said that his party would submit a memorandum to the District Bar Association on January 11, Thursday with a plea to lawyers against taking up the case of those arrested in the Deepak Rao and Basheer murder cases reported from Katipalla and Kottara Chowki respectively.
Speaking to reporters at the District Congress Office on January 10, Wednesday, Mithun also hoped that the lawyers’ fraternity would heed to the appeal. He stated that the District Congress would even submit a memorandum to the Police Commissioner to trace the persons at whose behest these two murders took place.
Mithun termed as politically motivated the viral photos of the alleged Target Group member Ilyas with Minister For Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader. Mithun said that Ilyas was a candidate for the District Youth Congress President’s post and asserted that nominations were thoroughly scrutinized. He also claimed that no charges against Ilyas were proved when he had filed nomination. He further said that the Youth Congress would have no hesitation in sacking Ilyas in case the allegation against him were proved.
"The Yuva Morcha leader arrested in Moodigere in connection with a girl’s suicide was seen in photos with MLA CT Ravi and MP Pratap Simha. Similarly, Vinayak Baliga murder accused Naresh Shenoy is also seen with PM Modi in a photo," Mithun Rai pointed out and added that there were numerous such instances.
District Youth Congress Vice President Lukman, Corporator Deepak Poojary and other Youth Congress leaders were present.