Bangaluru, Sep 19 (UNI) Condemning the brutal incident of a Tamil Nadu bus being torched, in which two passengers were charred to death in the city yesterday night, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mallikarjuna Kharge today demanded an inquiry into the failure of State Intelligence over the ghastly act.
Addressing newspersons here, he said the incident had reflected the poor law and order situation in the state.
Alleging that the State Intelligence department had failed to alert the police both the incidents, of torching the bus and pelting of stone on the residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter, Mr Kharge demanded Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to own the responsibility.
''Mr Kumaraswamy, who also handles the State Intelligence department, can not escape from his responsibility,'' Mr Kharge said.
Commenting that 'Jungle Raj' was prevailing in the state, Mr Kharge said the incidents had sent wrong signal to the corporates, investors and software companies. ''The state government has totally failed in protecting the life and properties of the residents, and situation will be worse, if BJP assumes power in October,'' Mr Kharge said.
Demanding the state government to take stern action against the culprits who were responsible for yesterday's violent incidents, Mr Kharge felt that an impartial inquiry should be held.
Referring to the heavy rains, which was lashing three districts of Northern Karnataka, Mr Kharge demanded that state government should take up relief works on war footing.
''Thousands of people are badly affected due to heavy rains and floods. However, both the coalition partners are engrossed on transfer of power,'' Mr Kharge criticised.