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FIR in Karnataka against Sonia Gandhi for Congress tweets

Karnataka's Shivamogga district has filed FIR against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi based on a tweet by party's twitter handle

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2020 8:00 AM GMT

Karnataka: An advocate from Karnataka's Shivamogga district has lodged a complaint with the police against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi based on a tweet by the party's twitter handle alleging not proper use of the Prime Minister Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency (PM-CARES) Fund, according to an official here on Thursday. "An FIR has been registered against Gandhi under IPC Section 153 and 505(1)(B). We are investigating the complaint," a police officer told IANS. The FIR was registered at 10.30 a.m on Wednesday on the compalaints of KV Praveen from Sagara town of Shivamogga. According to the official, Praveen complained that the tweets cast aspersions on use of the PM-CARES Fund. Praveen also submitted hardcopies of tweets with the compliant. "If the PM-CARES Fund is not being used for transport of migrants, repatriation of Indians from abroad or providing a financial stimulus, what is it being used for," read one of the tweets. (IANS)

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