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Aaj Tak anchor Sudhir Chaudhary booked in K’taka for ‘promoting enmity’ between groups

Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) Karnataka government has booked Aaj Tak anchor Sudheer Chaudhary for allegedly promoting enmity between groups in his show.

According to the complaint filed, the consulting editor of Aaj Tak, Sudhir Chaudhary, during his television program featured an advertisement from the Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation(KMDC).

The advertisement promised subsidies for the acquisition of commercial vehicles for economically disadvantaged individuals belonging to religious minority groups. Chaudhary alleged that the scheme exhibited discriminatory practices by excluding Hindus, without acknowledging that individuals from Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Backward Classes (BC) could access similar benefits through other government agencies dedicated to these communities, police said.

The complaint was filed by Shivakumar, assistant administrator of the KMDC, at the Seshadripuram police station in the city. Based on the complaint a First Information Report (FIR) was registered under sections 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) and 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence) of the Indian Penal Code,police said.

(This article has been published via a syndicated feed)

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