Man approaches court to lodge FIR against Mayawati, BSP candidate

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: May 20, 2014 12:34 IST

A Panchkula resident on Monday approached the court to register FIR against Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati and party’s Hoshiarpur candidate Bhagwan Singh Chauhan in the issue of announcing bounty on the head of yoga teacher Ramdev.

Chauhan had issued the statement on May 4 in Hoshiarpur against Ramdev’s alleged anti-Dalit remarks made in respect of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Chauhan 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, a resident of Sector 10 of Panchkula, approached t he district courts in Panchkula, alleging that Chauhan had made that statement on Mayawati’s provocation.

Jaswal submitted before the court through his counsel Ram Kumar Singla that Chauhan’s statement had been circulated across the country through var i o us newspapers a nd a s an outcome Ramdev’s effigies were bur nt by a specific community represented by Chauhan and Mayawati due to which the sentiments of Ramdev’s followers “have been hurt”.

Jaswal told the court that he had approached the police post of Sector 10 to lodge FIR but the attempt had gone 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). The court has fixed June 9 to record evidence.

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