A local court on Thursday took cognisance of a complaint filed against Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra for his reported comment 'mango man in banana republic' on a social networking site.
Lawyer AC Upadhyay had filed the complaint against Vadra in the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate here on October 11 and it was taken cognisance by the court, which fixed November 3 as the date for next hearing.
Upadhyay has sought action against Vadra under sections 121-A (sedition), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 500 and 501 (defamation) of IPC.
The lawyer alleged in his complaint that Vadra has insulted the Constitution and citizens by making the comment which, he said, was a criminal offence.
He also produced clippings of newspapers as evidence.
The comment was made by Vadra on Facebook after a controversy broke out over his business deals with realty major DLF earlier this month. Vadra has since closed his Facebook account.