Siddaramaiah says law is same for all on BJP MLA Harish Poonja’s arrest row

Mangaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that the law is the same for everyone and wondered whether the allegations against BJP’s Harish Poonja who is facing charges for allegedly intimidating police be denied just because he is an MLA.

The chief minister said an FIR has been registered under section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code in connection with the case of alleged police intimidation by Poonja.

Reacting to the opposition’s allegation that the Congress is compelling the arrest of the BJP MLA, Siddaramaiah said that the law is the same for everyone.