Court pulls up cops over plea against Team Anna
New Delhi: Delhi Police was today pulled up
by a court here for its failure to take a categorical stand on
a complaint accusing Anna Hazare and his team members of
insulting the tricolour during their anti-graft protest in
"Why is it taking so much of time? Tell me an exact date
on which you will file the report," Metropolitan Magistrate
Tyagita Singh said, while directing the police to file its
report on the complaint expeditiously.
The police, which had earlier said it had sought the
legal opinion on the complaint from its prosecution branch,
today said "opinion received from the prosecution branch in
the matter was not clear whether the offence was made out or
"Therefore, the matter was again referred to the
prosecution branch for specific opinion and further action
will be taken upon receipt of the opinion," the police said.
"The investigating officer has not filed the status
report till date and submitted that more time is required as
report has been sent to the prosecution branch for legal
opinion. Matter be expedited. File report as soon as
possible," the court ordered.
The complaint had been filed by advocate Ravinder Kumar
seeking registration of an FIR against Hazare, Kiran Bedi,
Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and six others for allegedly
showing disrespect to the Tricolour during their anti-graft
He had also annexed his complaint with pictures showing
Kiran Bedi, a key member of Team Anna, waving a torn Tricolour
and other protesters demeaning the national flag by
mishandling it and even painting it on their bodies.
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