MP Cong files sedition case against Jha
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 23:48
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress has filed a sedition case against state BJP President Prabhat Jha for his controversial remarks on paramilitary forces.

"On behalf of the party, I have filed a sedition petition against Jha under sections 200 and 156 (3) of the CrPC and 124 (a) of the IPC in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), R G Singh here yesterday," Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Spokesman, J P Dhanopia said today.

The next hearing in the case is fixed on August 16.

According to media reports, Jha had termed the Border Security Force and Central Reserve Police Force jawans as "dacoits" during his visit to Indore on August 1.

In the petition, Dhanopia said that since BSF and CRPF were constituted under a law of Parliament, Jha's utterances describing the jawans as "dacoits" amounted to treason and demanded action against him.

"Jha is the first leader in Indian politics to compare the paramilitary force jawans with dacoits and his comments would definitely have an adverse impact on their morale," the Congress leader said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 23:48

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