Bhopal: FIR against Digvijaya Singh over controversial tweet

Bhopal: An FIR was registered against Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal on Sunday over a controversial tweet posted by him after the arrest of former BJP Minister Raghavji on charges of sexual abuse.

The FIR was registered in Shahpura Police Station in Bhopal following a complaint by an RSS worker, Sangeet Verma alleging that the tweet hurt the religious sentiments.

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh.

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh.

The Congress leader had posted the tweet a few days after Raghavji was arrested following allegation of sexual assault levelled by his servant.

However, following the controversy, Singh had claimed that the post had no connection with the former state finance minister.

Singh was booked under section 295 A of the IPC (outraging religious feelings of any class) and sections 66 A, 67 B of the IT ACT, a police official said.

Meanwhile, protesting against the registration of FIR in the matter, Congress workers, led by former MLA PC Sharma gheraoed the Shahpura Police Station.

"Police acted under pressure in registering the FIR in the case, while it hardly files FIR in cases related to dacoity, rape, theft and also delayed in filing report in Raghavji's case," Sharma alleged.

The Congress leader told PTI from Gandhi Nagar Jail in Bhopal that after lathi-charging the party workers, police took them to prison.


Updated Date: Jul 22, 2013 07:36 AM

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