A local court Saurday directed the police to lodge a case against four cabinet ministers of Uttar Pradesh and five other persons in connection with an article published in a magazine allegedly denigrating Hindu Gods, Goddesses and epics.
On an application filed by one Radhey Shyam Varma, Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohd Ashraf Ansari has directed the police to lodge an FIR against cabinet ministers Swami Prasad Maurya, Babu Singh Kushwaha, Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Daddu Prasad and five others.
The application said that in May issue of monthly magazine "Ambedkar Today" an article 'Vedic Brahmins and their Religion' was published in which allegedly objectionable comments were made against Hindu Gods, Goddesses and epics.]
Varma alleged the material published regarding Hindu culture, Vedas and Upnishads had hurt the sentiments of spirit of the religion.
Admitting the application, the CJM directed the police to lodge the case under various sections of the IPC and submit the investigation report.
Other than the four ministers, the court directed to lodge an FIR against chairman of Backward Commission Parasnath Maurya, Sushma Rana, editor of the magazine Rajiv Ratan Maurya, bureau chief Ashok Anand and writer of the article Ashwini Kumar Shakya.
The state government had in May ordered a CB-CID probe into the article published by the magazine.