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Varun Gandhi summoned in 2009 hate speech case

PTI  Pilibhit(UP), October 17, 2013
First Published: 21:56 IST(17/10/2013) | Last Updated: 22:13 IST(17/10/2013)

A local court today issued summons to BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi in connection with a hate speech case lodged against him during Lok Sabha elections in 2009.

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Although, the young BJP leader was acquitted in the all the three cases registered against him in the district, the Uttar Pradesh government had filed a review petition in the court.

District Judge B K Mishra issued notice to Varun and asked him to appear before it on November 18 in one of the three cases, prosecution said.

A case of giving inflammatory speech at a public meet was registered against him at Barkhera police station on March 4, 2009.


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