Sri Ram Sene, a right-wing militant group in Karnataka, declared a bounty of ₹10 lakh for anyone who kills Amulya Leona Noronha in an “encounter,” a report in The Wire stated.
19- year-old Amulya Leona, a journalism student was slapped with sedition and arrested last week from the dais, for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru.
The sudden incident occurred when Amulya was called on the dais to address the gathering in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) under the banner of "Save Our Constitution".
Amid the arrest of this journalism student and Sri Ram Sene announcing a bounty of ₹10 lakh for anyone who kills Amulya Leona, the police are not yet ready to take actions against Sri Ram Sene.
The police are still “figuring out” the appropriate action against the men who openly threatened violence, The Wire reported.
In a video which many social media users shared on social media Sanjeev Marady, a Sri Ram Sene leader from Bellary district, is seen warning the police against releasing Amulya on bail. He says, “We request the government to not allow the student Amulya to be released on bail. She said Pakistan Zindabad… and should not be released. And if she is released, we announce a reward of Rs 10 lakh to whoever kills her in an encounter.” Marady, flanked by several other men, wearing a BJP scarf, made this statement, clearly wanting to kill a young woman.
The Bellary police has not initiated any action against Sanjeev Marady or the Sri Ram Sene.
The Wire quoted District superintendent of police, CK Baba as saying that the police are looking into the videos and are in the process of “gathering” more videos.
“We have taken note of this. We have not registered any FIR yet. We have heard that there is more than one video and we don’t want to take any hasty action,” CK Baba told The Wire.
“All I can say is we are looking into this ”, said CK Baba when asked about what the police is doing to ensure that no violent attack happens against Amulya Leona or her family.
CK Baba had no answers for the delay in initiating police action. “We will soon act on this,” was Baba’s response.
Sri Ram Sene is a right-wing Hindu group which originated in Karnataka and is now headed by Manglam Lal Srivastava and Pramod Muthalik,