Mangaluru: Vitla Police on Friday registered an FIR against Vishnu Prasad Niddaje, an employee of Federal Bank who had called for Muslim genocide through his Facebook posts.
The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by PFI activists at the station against the inflammatory posts of Niddaje on Facebook. Niddaje, who claimed to be the State Business Head of Federal Bank in his Facebook profile had then deleted his profile from Facebook.
While commenting on the recent controversy of the alleged imitation of Koragajja deity in Vitla during a wedding-related function had asked “Don’t you remember when the last riot happened in Gujarat?”
“Ours is Krishna philosophy. We take a thousand beatings from them and then give back one like Godhra riots which silence them for the next 20 years. I think this count is not complete in Vitla and Mangalore. They are now provoking us for doing something like that” he reportedly wrote in the FB Post.
In another post, he indirectly called for a burning car, shop, and house of the bridegroom who, according to him, had allegedly imitated Koragajja deity.
The issue was brought to the notice of Federal Bank by a Twitter user who shared screenshots of the post and the profile of Vishnu with the official handle of the bank.
Reacting to the development, the Federal Bank responded “Federal Bank, as a responsible organization, never encourages or promotes any indecent, violent, undesirable or questionable acts on the part of our employees. We would like to make it clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any such acts. We disassociate ourselves from the alleged aggressions and the same is being examined for suitable corrective measures.”
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Kolkata, May 23: Alleging that the Union government was using central agencies to interfere in matters of the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stated that the BJP-led dispensation was "bulldozing the country's federal structure".
Condemning the Centre's "attempts to interfere", she said that the "situation under the BJP-led government was more adverse than what it was under dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Benito Mussolini".
She also said that central agencies "should be given autonomy" if democracy was to be protected.
"The BJP-led central government is using the central agencies to interfere into the state affairs. It is bulldozing the federal structure of the country. There is a Tughlaqi rule in force," she maintained, addressing a press conference at the state secretariat.
Banerjee, without taking names, said that the "agencies cannot work because there is no autonomy. The autonomy lay in the hands of two persons and the BJP. Such political interference was not prevalent during the time of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Benito Mussolini".
Notably, the Bengal CM had long been accusing the BJP government at the Centre of using central agencies like the CBI, the ED to "harass" opponents, including those from her party.
The CBI is looking into a series of cases in Bengal involving violence, rape and smuggling, notable among them being incidents of post-poll violence after last year's assembly polls.
"I want the central government agencies to be given autonomy so that they can work impartially. There should not be any political vendetta. Let the government provide the agency employees with salary and nothing else. I am the first person to raise the issue... this has to be done if we want to save democracy in India," she insisted.
The CM, during the meeting, also criticised the alleged move by the Bihar Police to demolish huts in Malda on Friday.
"A team of police came from Bihar and demolished huts in bordering areas of Malda. You should have informed Bengal Police? What's happening in the country?"
The Bihar Police allegedly demolished nine huts in West Bengal's Malda district along the inter-state boundary and assaulted several residents, including women, when they protested the drive, officials have said.