Hindu terror remark: Court seeks affidavit from complainant

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 18:51

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday gave a last opportunity to a person to file an affidavit to show why he wishes to summon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi as witnesses in his complaint against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his alleged "Hindu terror" remarks made at Jaipur early this year.

The court passed the order after the complainant failed to furnish an affidavit in pursuance of its earlier order.

"Affidavit in terms of previous order still not filed by the complainant. One last opportunity is granted to the complainant for filing of affidavit in terms of previous order," Metropolitan Magistrate Harun Pratap said.

The order came on the application filed by RTI activist Vivek Garg seeking court`s nod to examine Singh, Gandhi and also senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and Chandrabhan of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress as witnesses.

The court had on June 6 asked him to show relevancy of each and every witness sought to be summoned by him and to file an affidavit along with synopsis showing the relevancy.

Garg had earlier filed the complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Shinde for his alleged comments during the AICC meet at Jaipur in January.

The Home Minister had accused the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of promoting "Hindu terrorism" through training camps.

He had later expressed regret for the remarks and toed his party`s line that "terrorism has no colour".

The court had dismissed the plea for registration of the FIR, but had allowed the complainant to lead evidence in support of his allegations in the private complaint.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 18:50

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