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East Delhi returning officer asks police to register FIR against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without permission

New Delhi: The East Delhi returning officer Saturday asked police to register an FIR against BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly holding a public meeting in Jangpura without permission, officials said.

 East Delhi returning officer asks police to register FIR against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without permission

File image of Gautam Gambhir. AFP

The cricketer-turned-politician is the saffron party's nominee from the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat and is pitted against AAP's Atishi and senior Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely.

Returning officer, East Delhi parliamentary constituency, K Mahesh, has asked the Delhi Police to take note of the matter and register an FIR against Gambhir, the officials said.

The public meeting was held on Thursday in Jangpura without permission, they said.

Police said they are yet to file a case in the matter.

Gambhir is making his electoral debut from the seat and has been under attack from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over allegations that he had double entries in voters list.

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Updated Date: Apr 27, 2019 18:37:41 IST