Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:07:42 GMT

Karnataka porngate: Panel says one MLA guilty

The Karnataka Legislature Committee, which probed the infamous porn viewing scandal, has indicted a former minister and recommended his "admonition" but gave a clean chit to two others while proposing a ban on the use of mobiles in the House.


One MLA found guilty in the Karnataka porngate incident.

The panel headed by BJP MLA, Srishailappa V Bidarur in its report tabled in the state assembly has concluded that there is a prima facie evidence that former minister Laxman Savadi had watched sleazy clippings on a mobile that did not belong to him but said it was "unintentional".

"There is no evidence to suggest that former minister CC Patil viewed porn clippings on mobile and Krishna Palemar was responsible for providing it", the report said.

The Committee said there were some similarities in the visuals viewed on mobile by Savadi and the clippings contained in a pen drive with him. However, when the mobile was kept on, the member was also reading an order of government and the action of watching the sleazy clippings was not intentional.

"As Savadi has already apologised to the committee for using mobile inside the house and the trio faced suspension from the assembly proceedings in the last one and a half months as punishment, the Speaker may warn him not to resort to such things in future and admonish him," it said.

It also recommended banning use of mobiles in the house and setting up a Ethics Committee to go into the issues related to violation of discipline and rules inside and outside the house to ensure such ugly incidents do not recur.

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