The police booked Karnataka minister Munirathna for his alleged hate speech against Christians on a complaint filed by a gazetted officer, who charged him with promoting enmity among people.
Also read: Karnataka: Bajrang Dal activist among 5 held in cattle trader murder case
In an interview to a private news channel on March 31, Munirathna, horticulture minister in the Basavaraj Bommai government, had purportedly said, “Christians are converting people in this moment also. Conversion is maximum in the slums. In places where 1,400 people are there, 400 have been converted. If they come (for conversion) then kick them out or give complaint at the police station.”
The Rajarajeshwarinagar police booked the BJP MLA from RR Nagar under Section 117 (abetting Commission of offence), 153A (promoting enmity between various groups or religion) of the Indian Penal Code and 125 of Peoples Representation Act (Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election).