Friday, June 14, 2024

Hate speech: Supreme Court to hear Brinda Karat’s plea seeking FIR against Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma on October 3

The Supreme Court will hear on October 3, a petition filed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders Brinda Karat and K.M. Tiwari, seeking registration of first information reports (FIR) against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for allegedly delivering hate speeches in 2020 during poll campaigning.

Expressing its displeasure over the third adjournment since it agreed to hear the matter, the Bench of Justice Abhay S. Oka and Justice Pankaj Mithal clearly told the Delhi Police on Monday that it would not grant any more adjournments.

In April, the top court of the country had issued notice and sought Delhi Police’s response to the special leave petition. It also gave additional time to the Delhi Police Commissioner to file a counter affidavit in response to the special leave petition. The Delhi Police last month sought adjournment by way of a letter, which was granted.

Today’s hearing was also adjourned at the request of the Delhi Police, despite the petitioners opposing the same.

The CPI (M) leaders had moved the Apex Court against the Delhi High Court verdict, which refused to set aside the trial court judgement rejecting their plea for registration of FIRs against the two leaders from the ruling BJP.


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