April 1, 2023


Truth Triumphs

Court orders to file FIR against principal, cop and 5 others

Bengaluru, May 29: Teradal police in Bagalkot has filed an FIR against the Principal, police sub-inspector and 5 others in connection with case of allegedly beating up a student for wearing skull cap in the college premises, police said on Sunday.

The case has been filed as per the directions of the local Banahatti JMFC court by Teradala police station in Bagalkot district of the state.

Naveed Hasan Saab Tharathari, a college student has submitted a petition to the court in this regard. Naveed explained that the incident had taken place when he came to the Government First Grade College of Teradal wearing skull cap on February 18. 

In his petition Naveed alleged that he was insulted and prevented from entering college for wearing skull cap and he also said that his religious sentiments were also belittled. 

He had prayed before the court to lodge complaint against the Principal and police sub -inspector who boycotted him from the college insulting his religion.

Considering the petition, the court has ordered the police to lodge FIR against the accused. The court will take up the case for hearing on June 30. Jamakhandi DySP has been made investigator of the case.

Principal A.S. Pujara had also filed a complaint against the petitioner student and his father alleging obstruction of duty and assault earlier.

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