Plea in Supreme Court for NIA probe into 'Congress toolkit' maligning Centre on Covid handling

A plea has been filed in Supreme Court by seeking NIA probe into the toolkit, allegedly created by Indian National Congress to tarnish the image of the Centre over handling of Covid pandemic.

The plea has been filed by Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha seeking NIA probe into Congress parties’  alleged "tool kit" to tarnish image of Prime Minister Modi and the Centre over handling of Covid pandemic. 

"NIA must register case if the kit is genuine as claimed by BJP and Election Commission must de-register Congress Party," said the petitioner.

The petition sought direction to the Central Government to register a preliminary inquiry pertaining to the alleged toolkit.

Jha has demanded in his plea that the toolkit matter must be probed to disclose any offence under section 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and to secure the custody of the said toolkit.

The plea also sought a direction to the Election Commission of India to suspend the registration of the Congress, if they are found to be allegedly doing anti-national acts and playing with the lives of the common people and a direction to the Union Government to issue necessary guidelines to each and every political party, group, and individual to stop all kinds of hoarding portraying an anti-national stance.

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Jha in his plea further sought necessary direction to the Central Government against the usage of photos of funerals, dead bodies, naming of mutant Covid-19 variant after India and its Prime Minister, calling out a single religion for Covid 19.