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Caste names in Bihar Cong list: FIR against Tytler, Sharma

An FIR was today filed against AICC in-charge of Bihar Jagdish Tytler and state Congress president Anil Sharma for allegedly violating the SC and ST Atrocity Prevention Act following "release" of a list containing caste description of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and its state unit office-bearers.

patna Updated: Jan 14, 2010 19:01 IST

An FIR was today filed against AICC in-charge of Bihar Jagdish Tytler and state Congress president Anil Sharma for allegedly violating the SC and ST Atrocity Prevention Act following "release" of a list containing caste description of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and its state unit office-bearers.

The FIR was filed against Tytler and Sharma here this afternoon by Dalit Kranti Morcha leader Vidhanchandra Rana. The duo faces charges under various sections of the SC/ST Prevention Act 1989, police said, adding an inquiry was ordered into the matter.

Rana alleged that both Tytler and Sharma violated the act by naming castes of the leaders in the list and termed the act as "a constitutional crime."

The list released by Sharma for different committees under the state Congress found mention of the name of Meira Kumar, as one among 64 permanent invitees, along with her caste.

Sharma had denied having released the list with caste details and described it as "handiwork of forces inimical to him."