Porngate: Police say case not maintainable
The police on Wednesday filed an affidavit before a local court stating a private complaint lodged on the recent porn-watching episode involving three former BJP ministers inside the assembly was "not maintainable".
Bangalore: The police on Wednesday filed an
affidavit before a local court stating a private complaint
lodged on the recent porn-watching episode involving three
former BJP ministers inside the assembly was "not
The complaint filed by advocate Dharmapal Gowda was "not
maintainable" as the complainant had not taken any permission
from the Speaker of Legislative Assembly before filing it,
Vidhana Soudha police said in their affidavit before the
Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate court judge Kiran
Since the incident took place inside the Assembly hall
and all the three former ministers are sitting MLAs, the
permission of the Speaker is necessary and mandatory, they
Since the permission of the Speaker had not been sought,
the complaint is "not maintainable", they said.
On February 13, acting on a private complaint filed by
Gowda, the ACMM court had ordered the sub-inspector of Vidhana
Soudha (State Secretariat) Police Station to investigate and
submit a report into the incident by February 27.
Speaker Bopaiah had last week served the notices to
former ministers Lakshman Savadi, C C Patil and Krishna
Palemar seeking their replies after they were caught last week
on TV cameras watching a sleazy video on a mobile phone in the
Assembly. The disgraced BJP members had sought one week`s time
The porngate issue rocked both the houses resulting in
these adjourning sine die.