Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah invited massive controversy on Monday after he lost his cool and was caught on camera misbehaving with a woman in the presence of a group of leaders. In the outrageous video, Siddaramaiah is seen holding a public meeting and the lady is seen seeking questions to her answers after which Siddaramaiah lose his cool, shouted at her and snatched off the mike from hand leading to her dupatta being pulled off.
In the light of the shocking video, NCW (National Commission for Women took cognisance of the matter and its chief Rekha Sharma said that she will write to the Karnataka police to file charges against the Congress leader in the matter.
Here are the Sections of Indian Penal Code that may apply under which FIR can be filed against Congress leader Siddaramaiah in the wake of the outrageous video:
The act says: "Whoever intentionally uses force to any person, without that person's consent, in order to the committing of any offence, or intending by the use of such force to cause, or knowing it to be likely that by the use of such force he will cause injury, fear or annoyance to the person to whom the force is used, is said to use criminal force to that other."
"Whoever makes any gesture, or any preparation intending or knowing. it to be likely that such gesture or preparation will cause any person present to apprehend that he who makes that gesture or preparation is about to use criminal force to that person, is said to commit an assault."
"Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both."
Siddaramaiah's behaviour with the lady seeking a hospital from the Congress leader has invited massive backlash from the social media. Read few of the comments here:
While there is huge backlash against veteran Congress leader Siddaramaiah for misbehaving with a lady, Congress state president Dinesh Gundu Rao defended his party's 'super-CM' as he said that it was not Siddaramaiah's intention to with the woman and went on to blame the lady for what happened.
"She was talking in an agitated manner, as it is a local thing, sometimes when people start asking questions in a rush way, you take away the mike, when he tried to take away the mike her dupatta was pulled away it is not. To impute any such intention is horrifying. The intention was to only take the mike away from her," said Dinesh Gundu Rao.