New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday directed the Delhi Police to register an FIR against BJP leader Sambat Patra. Sambat Patra is accused of posting an alleged fake video of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the internet. In the video, Kejriwal is making statements about agricultural laws.
Thirty Hazare Court Metropolitan Magistrate Reshbh Kapoor accepted the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party leader Atashi and directed to register an FIR against BJP spokesperson Patra under the provisions of Indian Penal Code. Atashi had lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police against Sambat Patra in January this year.
When the case was not registered, AAP approached the court. Hearing the matter on November 23, the Thirty Hazare Court of Delhi directed to register an FIR against Sambat Patra. Senior advocates Rashikesh and Mohammad Irshad, appearing for the petitioners, said that the accused had He made a video and uploaded it on the internet so that a section of the society would be against him. The petition said that since the complaint clearly provided a report of a serious crime, it was the first duty of the police officers to register an FIR in accordance with the law.
It may be recalled that in a video shared by Sambat Patra on his Twitter handle, Arvind Kejriwal was seen praising the three controversial agricultural laws of the central government. In the video, Arvind Kejriwal was describing agricultural laws as a revolutionary step taken in 70 years. AAP later termed the video as fake and lodged a complaint with the police against Sambat Patra.