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HC dismisses Amit Shah’s plea on FIRs

PTI  Allahabad, April 11, 2014
First Published: 00:19 IST(11/4/2014) | Last Updated: 00:22 IST(11/4/2014)

The Allahabad high court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah’s petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter.

A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish Chandra held that the petition stood “dismissed as withdrawn following the application moved by the applicant in this regard”.

It was submitted before the court by Shah’s counsel and senior BJP leader Keshri Nath Tripathi that the petitioner wished to withdraw the petition as “he wants to reply to the EC notice issued in the matter before seeking legal remedy”.

The move came a day after the court had summoned CDs of video footages of the alleged hate speeches made Shah.

The BJP leader had challenged FIRs lodged at Bijnore and Shamli under the IPC and the Representation of People Act wherein he had been accused of delivering hate speeches while exhorting members of the Jat community to take “revenge” for the Muzaffarnagar communal riots by voting for the BJP.


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