Metropolitan Magistrate Harun Pratap on Friday rejected a Right to Information (RTI) activist’s plea to give directions to the police for registering an FIR against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his ‘Hindu terror’ remarks.
RTI activist Vivek Garg had made a plea to the court seeking directions to the police for registering an FIR in connection with the comments made by Shinde at the All India Congress Committee meeting in Jaipur, which was held in January.
Under section 200 of CrPC, which relates to the examination of the complaint, the court allowed Garg to lead evidence in support to the allegations levelled by him. Garg had alleged that Shinde made imputations prejudicial to national integration, uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings of Hindus, defaming them, and insulting their religion and beliefs.
Meanwhile, the Delhi police submitted before the court that Shinde had not made the remarks with malicious intent and had expressed regret for the same.
In the AICC session held in January, Shinde said that RSS and BJP’s training camps are promoting Hindu terrorism. His comments caused a huge uproar in the country, specially from the BJP, following which he expressed regret.