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Khurana to file case against Karunanidhi

The former Delhi chief minister will approach a Delhi court on Friday, to initiate criminal proceedings against the DMK chief.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2007 04:08 PM IST

Former Delhi chief minister Madanlal Khurana will approach a court in New Delhi on Friday seeking to initiate criminal proceedings against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his alleged remarks on Lord Ram which have hurt the sentiments of Hindu community.

Describing Karunanidhi's statements in the wake of the controversy over the Ram Setu affidavit as a "pre-planned" action with "deliberate intention of ridiculing Hindu sentiments", Khurana will seek a direction from the court to city police to register an FIR against Karunanidhi.

The former chief minister will file the petition at the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Patiala Court complex in the Capital.

"The sentiments of millions of Hindus has been hurt due to the deliberate utterances of the Chief Minister. His statement had an ulterior motive with a view to gaining political mileage and appease minorities," Khurana told reporters in the Capital.

He claimed that he had attempted to lodge a complaint with the police but it was not entertained. "With the negative reply from the police officials, I have decided to approach the court," he said.

Khurana will seek direction from the court to summon Karunanidhi to Delhi and pass necessary directions to the police to file an FIR.

He will also ask the court to "seize all video footage and press reports which are necessary piece of evidence and are likely to be destroyed".

The former BJP leader also appealed to the Centre to dismiss the Tamil Nadu government and three union ministers representing DMK.

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