Mangaluru: Kavoor Police have registered a case against BJP MLA Dr. Y Bharath Shetty following a complaint by Congress activist Anil Kumar from Urundadigudda, Panjimogaru. The complaint accuses Dr. Shetty of making derogatory remarks about Lok Sabha Leader of Opposition (LOP) Rahul Gandhi and delivering a provocative speech.

The incident occurred on Monday during a protest meeting organized by the BJP at Kavoor Junction. During the address, Dr. Shetty allegedly stated that Rahul Gandhi should not only be expelled from Parliament but also physically slapped as punishment for his "anti-Hindu statements," according to the complaint lodged by Anil Kumar.

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The complaint also mentions that Mangaluru South MLA Vedvyas Kamath and Dakshina Kannada MP Brijesh Chowta were present at the protest and made similarly provocative statements in response to recent comments made by the LOP in Parliament.

Following these events, Anil Kumar filed a complaint with Kavoor Police, prompting them to register a case and commence an investigation. Senior Congress leaders, including former minister B Ramanath Rai, Abhayachandra Jain, and MLC Ivan D’Souza, have called on the police to file a suo motu case against Dr. Shetty for his remarks against Rahul Gandhi.

The investigation is ongoing as authorities examine the statements made during the protest and determine any potential legal repercussions.

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Mumbai, Jul 22: A sailor is missing after fire broke out aboard the Navy's multi-role frigate INS Brahmaputra in Mumbai dockyard, an official said on Monday, adding the ship is now resting on the side.

“A fire had broken out on board Indian Naval Ship Brahmaputra, a multi-role frigate, on the evening of July 21 while she was undergoing refit at Naval Dockyard Mumbai,” an official release said.

“The fire was brought under control by the ship’s crew with the assistance of fire fighters from the dockyard and other ships in harbour, by the morning of July 22. Further follow-on actions including sanitisation checks for assessment of residual risk of fire were carried out,” it said.

In the afternoon on Monday, the ship experienced severe listing to one side (port side), the release said. “Despite all efforts, the ship could not be brought to the upright position. The ship continued to list further alongside her berth and is presently resting on one side,” it added.

“All the personnel have been accounted for except one junior sailor, for whom the search is in progress. An inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the accident,” the release said.