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'No evidence': UP police gives clean chit to Amit Shah in 2014 hate speech case

Muzaffarnagar: BJP president Amit Shah has been given a clean chit by the UP Police in a case of hate speech in Muzaffarnagar district in April 2014 during Lok Sabha elections.

The police had on Tuesday filed the final report in a local court, saying, "there is no evidence against him in the case," according to the prosecution.

BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

The final report would now be placed before the judicial magistrate who will take a final call.

The UP Police had lodged an FIR in Kakroli Police Station against Shah, accusing of making an objectionable speech in Barwar village in Muzaffarnagar district on 4 April, 2014.

Shah had allegedly said that, "If (Narendra Modi) Modi wins, 'mulla' Mulayam's government will fall".

According to the prosecution, then sub divisional magistrate of Minrapur/assistant returning officer Baburam had on the directives of EC filed a complaint against Shah under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and 123(3)of Representation of People Act (relating to appeal by a candidate to vote on basis of religion, race, caste, community or language).

According to the FIR, Shah had allegedly said that the SP treats Muslims as vote bank and that others would not vote for it.


Published Date: Jan 20, 2016 15:19 PM | Updated Date: Jan 20, 2016 15:19 PM

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