In a poll bound Karnataka , letter sent to the 22 district police heads from the office of Director General & Inspector General of Police seeking opinion on the withdrawal of cases against minorities has created a political storm in the state as BJP has accused Karnataka’s Congress government of indulging into minority appeasement .
The letter reads,"As mentioned in 2 letters sent earlier by this office, your clear opinion was sought on withdrawal of cases from the last five years i.e., 2013, 14',15',16' 17 booked against minorities in all police stations across the state.”
“No response or report in this regard has been received so far. Hence, you are once again reminded to file a report with documents in this regard with your clear opinion on dropping cases against minorities in Communal and other cases to this office immediately," the letter further read.
Soon after the letter became public, Murlidhar Rao, National General secretary of BJP and Karnataka incharge took Twitter and slammed the Congress.
Rao on tweeted, "Karnataka govt circular to release innocent Muslims. Now d cat has come out of d bag. Innocent is euphemism to cover up d had core criminal intentions to terrorize n liquidate BJP leaders n also utilize their muscle power to influence electoral outcome in favor of Congress".
Speaking to NewsNation, Congress leader Rizwan Arshad said, "Few minority organisations had sent a representation to state government and requested to withdraw the cases against the innocent people who have been arrested during congress rule.”
He added, “We have asked police to give opinion about those people who have not been involved in murder or have caused injuries or arson".
The Congress leader also asserted that the BJP has no moral right to ask questions as their government has withdrawn cases against 20 thousand party workers including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.