Court directs police to probe into Jethmalani`s remarks on Lord Ram

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 00:48

Hyderabad: A court on Wednesday directed Neredmet Police to investigate into allegations against suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani for outraging religious feelings by his controversial comments on Lord Ram.

A private complaint lodged by Bajrang Dal member Navin Kumar and advocate Srinivas Yadav in the Malkajgiri Metropolitan Magistrate court sought registration of a case against Jethmalani over his comments under Sec 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of IPC, police said.

After hearing the complaint, the court today ordered the Neredmet Police to investigate and file a status report before it over the matter, they said.

When asked if any case was booked against Jethmalani, police said they were seeking legal opinion in this regard.

Jethmalani had addressed a function in Delhi on November 8 where he had described Lord Rama as a "bad husband".

"Ram was a bad husband. I don`t like him at all. Just because some fisherman said something, he sent that poor woman (Sita) to exile," he had said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 00:47

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