A local court has ordered registration of an FIR against LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan for making 'provocative' speech and remarks against JD(U) rival Ramsunder Das, who defeated him in the Lok Sabha polls this time.
Acting chief judicial magistrate Prem Mishra took cognisance of the complaint pettion fild by a JD(U) minortiy cell leader Nayeem Akhtar on Wednesday charging Paswan with making the provocating speech and remarks against Das at a workers conference called by LJP to find out reasons behind its debacle in the polls.
Das, a former chief minister, had defeated Paswan by about 35000 votes in Hajipur L S seat, where the LJP chief had once won by a record margin.
The court ordered issuance of a directive to the Hajipur superintendent of police to lodge the FIR with the town police station in Bihar under IPC sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 510 (misconduct in public) and 500 (defamation) aginst Paswan.
When contacted, SP Prasasnath said he was yet to receive a copy of the court's directive.
''We will work in keeping with the law,'' he added.