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'No Prima Facie Case Against Anurag Thakur': Delhi Police Informs Court In A Plea Seeking FIR For Hate Speeches

Karan Tripathi
26 Feb 2020 7:07 AM GMT
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The Crime Branch of Delhi Police informed a Delhi Court on Wednesday that no prima facie case is made out against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sharma, for allegedly making hate speeches, to warrant an FIR against them.

Sub Inspector Dheeraj has informed ACMM Vishal Pahuja today, that the Crime Branch has sought legal opinion on the specifications made by CPM leader Brinda Karat in her complaint.

It is also mentioned by the police that there's no connection between the speeches made by the said BJP leaders and the subsequent incidents of violence that have taken place.

In light of the same, the Crime Branch has sought more time to file an Action Taken Report on this case.

The court has reserved its order and the same will be pronounced on March 2.

The said order has come in a petition moved by CPM leader Brinda Karat, under section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

In her petition, Ms Karat has sought the following remedies from the court:

  1. Direct the SHO of Parliament Street Police Station to register an FIR on the complaint dated 29/01/2020 alleging commission of offences under sections 153A, 153B, 295A, 298, 504, 505 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code
  2. Direct that the investigation into the FIR be monitored by issuing necessary directions to the SHO to investigate the matter fairly, properly and impartially after registration of the FIR, including the arrest of the accused.

The court has issued the said direction to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

On January 29, the Election Commission had issued a show-cause notice to Union minister Anurag Thakur for his "desh ke gaddaron ko" slogan.

The Commission had observed in its notice that , prima facie, the remarks had the "potential of disturbing communal harmony" and the BJP MP had violated the Model Code of Conduct and electoral law.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi has also sent a report to the EC concerning the West Delhi MP from BJP, Parvesh Verma's, provocative statement on Shaheen Bagh.

In an interview given to a news channel, Verma had stated that what happened to Kashmiri Pandits could happen in Delhi, claiming that lakhs of anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh could enter homes to kill and rape women.

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