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Chargesheet Varun: UP govt

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday gave permission to file chargesheet against BJP MP Varun Gandhi for allegedly making inflammatory speeches in Pilibhit, moving a step closer to his trial in the case.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2009 00:40 IST

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday gave permission to file chargesheet against BJP MP Varun Gandhi for allegedly making inflammatory speeches in Pilibhit, moving a step closer to his trial in the case.

“The government has given a go-ahead to the District Magistrate of Pilibhit to file chargesheet against Gandhi accused of delivering inflammatory speeches during Lok Sabha polls”, Secretary (Home) Mahesh Gupta said.

An FIR was lodged against Varun at Barkhera police station on March 17 under the provisions of IPC, including Section 153 (inciting communal feelings), Representation of People’s Act and violation of the model code of conduct.

“For filing of the chargesheet under Section 153 (A), the district administration has to seek permission from the state government”, Gupta said.

The Pilibhit administration, after receiving the report from Forensic Science Laboratory in Chandigarh on the CDs of Varun’s alleged inflammatory speeches that Varun’s voice was not tampered with, had sought permission from the government to file the chargesheet against the BJP MP, sources said.

Varun had earlier alleged that CD of his hate speech was doctored.