Udupi, July 4, 2013 : In a press conference hosted by VHP & Bhajarangadal the Convenor of Bhajarangadal Kundapur Shedi Mane Ganesh Kumar alleged that unncessarily his photo was misused by the Journalist Naveen Sooranje & the web portal there by tarnishing his image & good deeds.
It may be recalled that Bhajarangadal and other outfits have organised a massive protest demanding arrests of culprits who abducted & raped a Medical student at Manipal . Journalist Navin Sooranje has written in his article in Facebook that the accused Yosgish is Bhajarangadal activist and his brother has participated in that protest march. To proove that he has ‘mistakingly’ circle marked & shown that as Bhajarnagadal convenor Ganesh Kumar as the brother of the accused Yogish.
Taking this as offense to defame him Ganesh Kumar, said that he would be lodging a defamation suit against journalist Naveen Soorinje and a web news portal for referring to him as the elder brother of Manipal gang rape prime accused Yogish.
Speaking to reporters here, Ganesh Kumar said he had participated in the protest staged demanding arrest of the gang rape accused. “But, journalist Naveen Soorinje, in order to tarnish my image and with malafied intentions had circled my face as seen in a photo taken by the media and has termed me as the brother of Yogish. The same photo has appeared in Youtube, Facebook and a web news portal,” he alleged.
Ganesh Kumar said he had nothing to do with the accused and added he was a Mogaveera while Yogish was a Billawa. He also said he had never seen Yogish so far.
Baikady Suprasad Shetty, Santosh Kumar Shetty, Sunil, Bhajrangdal leaders were present.