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No Plan to Book Yatnal Under Goonda Act

Bhaskar Rao, IGP, Northern Range said the department does not plan to file a case under the Goonda Act against BJP leader Bansangouda Patil Yatnal, who was allegedly involved in recent communal clashes in Bijapur city.

Published: 31st May 2014 08:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2014 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

BELGAUM: Bhaskar Rao, IGP, Northern Range said the department does not plan to file a case under the Goonda Act against BJP leader Bansangouda Patil Yatnal, who was allegedly involved in recent communal clashes in Bijapur city.

The IGP’s office, in a release, here denied media reports in this regard. Yatnal was remanded to judicial custody and was admitted at the KLES hospital on Thursday night after he sufferred a mild heart attack. The former Union minister has been facing charges of delivering a provocative speech soon after Narendra Modi assumed charge as Prime Minister which led to communal clashes in Bijapur city.

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