Karnataka CM favours awarding death sentence for rapists

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 14:49

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday said he was in favour of death sentence for rapists and enacting a law in this regard.

"I am in favour of death sentence for rapists and enacting a law in this regard," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Karnataka Journalists` Cooperative Society Limited (KJCS) here.

The BJP-ruled government in the state will give all its cooperation for enactment of a legislation for awarding death sentence to rapists, Shettar said.

Addressing the function, Shettar promised to give Rs 10 crore loan for KJCS and another Rs 5 crore for health scheme for KJCS members. "I would try my best to get it done before the budget," he added.

On the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok inaugurated KJCS website and New Year calendar.

Deputy Chief Minister KS Eshwarappa showered praise on the contributions made by journalists during Emergency.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 14:48

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