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Karnataka court to hear case against Cong leaders for padayatra in Covid

A city magistrate court on Tuesday will hear a case against 27 state Congress leaders, including Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah,

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
A city magistrate court on Tuesday will hear a case against 27 state Congress leaders, including Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, who are charged under various sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act for taking out a 'padayatra' during COVID-19 restrictions.
The case was filed against them by the Ramanagara Rural police on March 17 this year after they undertook a 'padayatra' demanding construction of a dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu.
The state government had imposed restrictions during the period fearing the third wave of COVID-19 outbreak.
The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate has issued summons to all the 29 accused.

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 6:28 PM IST

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