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Assault charges against actor Darshan, friends: Mysuru police start probe, visit hotel

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Mysuru: Following the complaint of assault against actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and his friends, the city police have began the investigation.

A police team led by ACP (Devaraja sub-division) M N Shashidhar visited Hotel Sandesh De Prince on Theobald road, Nazarbad in the city.

The police are learnt to have visited the hotel to to verify the CCTV footage as part of an exercise to collect the evidence. 

Darshan is accused of assaulting a waiter identified as Gangadhar at the hotel, during his visit along with his friends over a month ago.

Darshan was accompanied by his friends Rakesh Papanna, Harsha Melanta and others at that time.

The alleged incident came to light after film director Indrajit Lankesh lodged a complaint in this regard with Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru on Thursday.

The complaint was later referred to Mysuru police commissioner to initiate further action.

According to Indrajit, the incident assumes significance not just because it involves a celebrity but due to the victim who is a dalit.

The incident was hushed up through a settlement, he has alleged further voicing his concern for justice for innocent victim.

– Team Mysoorunews

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