A Delhi court on Monday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea filed by a 60-year-old carpenter against Anna Hazare and his team members alleging that they committed the offence of "waging war against the government".
Taking note of the petition filed Sep 3, Metropolitan Magistrate Tyagita Singh issued notice to the police seeking their response by Sep 16.
“SHO (station house officer), Kamla Market, should file the status report by the next date of hearing in the case, which is fixed for Sep 16,” said the magistrate.
Satbir Singh, hailing from Haryana, approached the court Saturday pleading that a case be lodged against Hazare and his team members. Satbir has also said that the "accused persons may kindly be summoned, tried and punished according to law".
“They have all hatched a conspiracy to cause loss to the nation and to lower the reputation of the government of India and its ministers,” Satbir Singh said in his petition.
“They instigated innocent people to assemble at Ramlila Maidan on Aug 16. The accused gave false speech against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other MPs,” said the petition.
“On their direction, people assembled outside the houses of ministers, due to which they disturbed peace and traffic,” it said.
"The accused persons through media have abused the government and pressurised them to pass their own Jan Lokpal bill, in which they have succeeded," states the petition.
Satbir Singh accused Team Anna of hatching a criminal conspiracy, waging war against the government, rioting, creating public nuisance and defamation, among other offences.
Hazare sat on a hunger strike Aug 16, demanding a strong Lokpal Bill. He broke his 12-day fast Aug 28 after parliament held a special debate and adopted the three key Lokpal points demanded by Team Anna.
Team Anna members Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal have later been served breach of privilege notices by parliament for mocking at MPs and allegedly using unparliamentary language.