Friday, April 19, 2024

Bihari migrants tweet: BJP’s Prashant Patel Umrao files plea in Supreme Court seeking clubbing of FIRs

The Spokesperson of the Uttar Pradesh BJP lawyer Prashant Patel Umrao has approached the Supreme Court today clubbing the first information reports (FIRs) which have been registered against him in different police stations for having spread false information about attacks against Bihari migrant workers in Tamil Nadu.

The matter was mentioned before Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud for early listing by Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra.

The CJI agreed and directed that the matter be listed tomorrow.

Umrao had allegedly tweeted that fifteen people from Bihar had been “hanged in a room in Tamil Nadu for speaking Hindi” and that 12 of them had “sadly died.”

Umrao had claimed that a false complaint had been given against him on account of political vendetta. He further contended that even assuming the tweets were seen by lakhs of persons, no untoward incident or group clashes had taken place between the communities of the two states and thus, the messages did not attract the ingredients for promoting enmity between two groups.

As per the lawyer, he had simply retweeted the messages, which were originally tweeted by private news channels. However, on knowing that the news was not confirmed, he deleted the tweets.


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