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FIR Filed Against Karnataka BJP MLA Harish Poonja for Objectionable Language Towards Forest Officials

The Karnataka Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against state BJP MLA Harish Poonja for using objectionable language while criticizing forest department officials involved in a property vacating case in Dakshina Kannada district. Poonja, who represents the Belthangady constituency, is accused of obstructing the government officers’ duty and making threats.

The complaint was lodged by Uppinangady range forest officer K.K. Jayaprakash, who alleged that when department officials were in the process of vacating a property purportedly constructed on forest land in Kalenja village, the MLA arrived at the scene and engaged in a heated argument, during which he used objectionable language against the officials.