New Delhi :
The Delhi High Court on Friday ordered the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) to file an FIR against Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Verma for alleged hate speeches in connection with the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. The petition of leaders Brinda Karat and KM Tiwari was dismissed on Monday. The petitioners had challenged the trial court’s decision refusing to direct the registration of the case.
The order was pronounced by Justice Chandradhari Singh who had reserved the judgment on March 25. The trial court had on August 26, 2021, dismissed the petitioners’ plea for registration of FIR on the ground that it was not sustainable as the requisite clearances were not received from the competent authority, the Central Government. The petitioners claimed before the High Court that in the present case a cognizable offense is made out against the two leaders.
accused of inciting people
He had demanded that an FIR should be registered against him for his alleged hate speeches in connection with the anti-Citizenship Act (CAA) protest at Shaheen Bagh and he was only asking the police to investigate the matter. The petitioners, in their complaint before the trial court, had claimed that “Thakur and Verma tried to instigate people which resulted in three incidents of firing at two different protest sites in Delhi”.
‘Slogan raised to incite the crowd’
He had mentioned that Thakur had raised a provocative slogan at Rithala’s rally on January 27, 2020 to incite the crowd. He further claimed that Verma had allegedly made inflammatory remarks against anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh on January 28, 2020.