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Congress to move HC against Rahul FIR

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:12

Zeenews Bureau

Kanpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said they would approach the Allahabad High Court will to contest the FIR lodged against party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

"Because of the successful election campaign of the Congress, this action has been taken on the direction of Mayawatiji," Digvijay Singh told reporters here.

"We will go to the High Court to get the FIR quashed. I also want to clarify that we haven`t received any notice regarding violation of model code of conduct," he said.

The FIR against Rahul Gandhi was registered yesterday for alleged violation of model code of conduct by Kanpur district authorities which said his road show here had breached the time limit and the route map set by them.

Congress maintained Rahul has not committed any illegality and "appropriate legal proceedings" will be taken in this regard.

District Magistrate Hari Om said the FIR has been filed against Rahul and city Congress chief Mahesh Dikshit who have been booked under Section 188 of IPC for violating prohibitory orders (Section 144) imposed in the city and under Sections 283 (danger or obstruction in public way) and 290 (public nuisance).

"The district administration had allocated time till noon and fixed a 20-km route for Rahul Gandhi`s road show but he violated it and stretched it beyond permitted time. He also did not stick to the prescribed route for the event," the DM said.

First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:03
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