Man calls up Congress minister about power cuts, booked for criminal intimidation, breach of peace!

He is a small trader in Sullia near Mangalore of Karnataka. He was fed up with frequent power cuts. He decided to inform the state's power minister about the power woes. And, now he has been booked for criminal intimidation, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and deterring public servants from doing their duty!

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2016, 14:49 PM IST
Man calls up Congress minister about power cuts, booked for criminal intimidation, breach of peace!

Mangalore: He is a small trader in Sullia near Mangalore of Karnataka. He was fed up with frequent power cuts. He decided to inform the state's power minister about the power woes. And, now he has been booked for criminal intimidation, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and deterring public servants from doing their duty!

Sai Giridhar Rai, a small time trader, has been booked in a criminal case after he rang up Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar to complain about irregular supply of electricity, according to a report in CNN-IBN.  Karnataka is currently a Congress-ruled state.

Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar received the cast last Sunday. Reportedly, the minister started abusing him and eventually the conversation led to a heated argument.

Following the call, the Congress minister DK Shivakumar ordered the local power department to lodge a criminal case against Rai. 

The local police has booked a case of criminal intimidation, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, and deterring public servants from doing their duty against Sai Giridhar Rai.

However, DK Shivakumar says that Rai had abused him and that's why he informed the police. But, Rai claims that Shivakumar had abused him.