Congress files FIR against two persons for offensive comments against Nehru

Cuttack: The Congress has lodged an FIR against two persons who had allegedly made derogatory remarks against Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the visitors' book at the Netaji Birthplace museum in Cuttack.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Confirming that a named FIR had been lodged against two visitors by Cuttack district unit of Congress, Darghabazar police station Internal Investigation Command (IIC) Anil Kumar Beuria said on Monday, "We have registered a case under section 292(a) of IPC for publicly speaking ill of somebody using obscene language and have started investigation."

"Since the museum was closed on the day, we could not verify the visitors' book," Beuria said, adding that the CCTV footage would also be verified to ascertain details.

Using offensive language against Nehru, one of the two visitors in his remarks on Sunday afternoon said, "Netaji could not get his due recognition because of Nehru."

The visitor, accompanied by a woman, then urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declassify all the files related to the disappearance of Netaji and went on signing his name, his postal address, email ID and telephone number below his remarks.

The two visitors were from Bhubaneswar according to the address given, police said.

Incidentally, the comments caught the attention of visiting senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh shortly afterwards on the same day and he took strong exception to the "distasteful" language used against Nehru, the freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister.

Ramesh read the comments while signing the visitors' book after going round the museum on Sunday evening, Congress sources said here.

Ramesh, howver, did not join the issue in writing and instead in the next page of the log book appreciated the efforts of museum staff for very neatly displaying the artefacts of Bose, the legendary leader, in his ancestral home that was converted into a museum in 2003, a museum official said.


Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 08:38 AM

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