Bihar lawyer files case against Priyanka Gandhi for criticising Pehlu Khan case verdict, accuses her of spreading communal hatred

An advocate in Bihar's Muzaffarabad has filed a case alleging that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's reaction to the judgment in Pehlu Khan lynching case was tantamount to the contempt of court and aimed at spreading communal hatred

Press Trust of India August 16, 2019 23:41:12 IST
Bihar lawyer files case against Priyanka Gandhi for criticising Pehlu Khan case verdict, accuses her of spreading communal hatred
  • A court in Bihar's Muzaffarabad will hear a plea which alleged that Priyanka Gandhi's reaction to Pehlu Khan lynching case verdict was tantamount to the contempt of court

  • The complaint was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha under sections 153, 504 and 506 of IPC

  • Ojha referred to a tweet by the Congress leader which, he claimed, held the trial court in contempt and was a conspiracy to spread communal hatred

  • In her tweet, Vadra had expressed shock over the judgment and hoped for justice to the aggrieved family members of the deceased

  • On August 14, an Alwar court acquitted six persons arrested in connection with the case giving them the benefit of doubt

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A court in Bihar's Muzaffarabad will hear on 26 August a plea which alleged that Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's reaction to the judgment in Pehlu Khan lynching case was tantamount to the contempt of court and aimed at spreading communal hatred.

Bihar lawyer files case against Priyanka Gandhi for criticising Pehlu Khan case verdict accuses her of spreading communal hatred

File image of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. PTI

The complaint was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha under sections 153, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to offences of making provocations to trigger riots and break public peace besides making criminal intimidation.

The court fixed August 26 for hearing the case.

In his petition, Ojha referred to a tweet by the Congress leader which, he claimed, held the trial court in contempt and was a conspiracy to spread communal hatred.

Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Haryana, was lynched by suspected cow vigilantes on Delhi-Jaipur highway when he was returning to his village along with cattle he had purchased in Rajasthan.

On 14 August, an Alwar court acquitted six persons arrested in connection with the case giving them the benefit of doubt.

In her tweet, Vadra had expressed shock over the judgment and hoped for justice to the aggrieved family members of the deceased.

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