A local court on Monday ordered an inquiry under section 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) into a complaint of a Panchkula resident for registering an FIR against BSP supremo Mayawati and party's Hoshiarpur candidate for Lok Sabha polls, Bhagwan Singh Chauhan, in the issue of announcing bounty on the head of yoga teacher Ramdev.
Chauhan had issued a statement on May 4 in Hoshiarpur against Ramdev's alleged anti-Dalit remarks made in respect of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. He had said, "I am ready to pay Rs 1 crore to the person who will bring his (Ramdev) head to me."
Bakshish Singh Jaswal, 70, resident of Sector 10 of Panchkula, had approached the district courts in Panchkula, alleging that Chauhan had made that statement on the provocation of Mayawati.
He submitted before the court through his counsel, Ram Kumar Singla, that Chauhan's statement was circulated throughout India in various newspapers and as an outcome effigies of Ramdev were burnt by a specific community represented by Chauhan and Mayawati due to which the sentiments of the followers and disciples of yoga teacher "have been hurt".
He told the court that he had approached the police post of Sector 10 for registering an FIR, but in vain, and that was why he had approached the court under section 156 (3) of the CrPC.
He wanted the FIR to be registered under sections 115, 153, 153-A, 501, 502, 504, 505 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).