Mysuru: Law Minister J. C. Madhuswamy on Monday September 5 clarified that the State Government is not interfering in the probe against seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru. The Murugha Mutt pontiff has been facing POCSO charges.
Speaking to mediapersons here Madhuswamy said, “It is not right to exert political pressure on any issue to gain mileage. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Home Minister Araga Jnanendra will not talk about anything now as the investigation has already begun. The Police Department has been given total freedom in the case.”
He said, “We will not question the cops. A senior judge will be guiding the probe team periodically. Cops are supposed to keep updating the judge as the case progresses. The police will follow the rule of the land and no one is going to interfere.”
On flooding due to the rain, the Minister said, “There is no major damage. Chamarajanagara District has received more rain this time. I have instructed the Chief Engineer to give a detailed report. Some of the lakes have been overflowing and adequate steps have been taken. Overflooding is also due to the encroachment of lakes, he noted.
He further said that there is no unscientific work in Bengaluru – Mysuru Expressway. He himself inspected the work and said that the NHAI authorities removed mud beside roads causing the water to flow inside low level areas and said there is no scam in the project, he added.