Porngate: Probe panel submits report to Speaker

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 21:49

Bangalore: The Legislature Committee which
probed the porngate episode involving three ruling BJP MLAs in
Karnataka submitted its report to the Speaker K G Bopaiah on Monday.

"Yes", the Speaker told PTI when asked if the panel has
given its report.

Television footage of Legislative Assembly proceedings on
February 7 showed Lakshman S Savadi watching pornclips and C C
Patil,sitting next to him,also having a look at it,on a mobile
phone of J Krishna Palemar last month. The three had to quit
as Ministers the next day following public outrage.
The panel, chaired by Shrishailappa Bidarur, had summoned
representatives of two television channels and the three MLAs
and questioned them on the episode, besides consulting top
officials of the Law Department, before finalising the report.

Bopaiah had constituted a seven-member House panel,
comprising four members from BJP, two from Congress and one
from JDS to probe the episode, but the opposition had
boycotted the committee, alleging that the move is an exercise
to cover up the scandal.
They have maintained that there was no need for probe as
the three MLAs have admitted to their actions.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 21:49
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