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Delhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking SIT Probe Against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manish Sisodia Etc For Allegedly Making Hate Speeches

Karan Tripathi
28 Feb 2020 5:48 AM GMT
Delhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking SIT Probe Against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manish Sisodia Etc For Allegedly Making Hate Speeches
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The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Delhi police, Central Government and Delhi Government in a plea seeking FIR and SIT probe against leaders of opposition parties for allegedly making hate speeches.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar has issued notices to Union of India, Delhi Government and Commissioner of Delhi Police.

The matter will next be taken up on April 13.

The said plea was moved in Delhi High Court seeking FIRs to be registered against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Amantullah Khan, Manish Sisodia, Waris Pathan, Akbaruddin Owaisi, and Mehmood Pracha.

Filed by an organisation called 'Lawyers Voice', the petition also seeks court's direction to order a SIT probe into the alleged inflammatory speeches made by the said persons.

The Petitioner read out speeches made by the aforesaid political leaders in the open court to argue that the words spoken therein instigated people to carry out violence.

Further, Union of India, Delhi Government and Commissioner of Delhi Police, are made Respondents to the petition.

The petition has claimed action against hate speeches which, as per the Petitioner, were made by the leaders of the political parties such as Congress, AIMIM and Aam Aadmi Party.

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