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Plea to prosecute Hazare dismissed

Metropolitan magistrate rejected the plea by Satbir Singh of Haryana who had sought registration of a criminal case against Hazare and team members.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed a
plea for prosecution of social activist Anna Hazare and his
aides for allegedly instigating the public against the
government during their anti-graft campaign.

Metropolitan magistrate Tyagita Singh rejected the plea
by Satbir Singh of Haryana who had sought registration of a
criminal case against Hazare and team members for allegedly
giving provocative speeches at Ramlila Maidan.

The court had earlier asked Singh to explain as to what
criminal offence had been committed by Hazare and his
associates.

Singh had accused Hazare of giving provocative speeches
which led youths to participate in his hunger strike and
resulted in the death of a young protester.

The court had said the supporters had come to join the
campaign on their own.

Singh, in his complaint, had said 21-year-old Sandeep had
participated in Hazare`s hunger strike and died of pneumonia
and accused Team Anna of being responsible for his death.

He has also accused Hazare of instigating people across
the country to lay a siege of the houses of MPs and ministers
to press their demands.

The police, in its reply, filed earlier before the court,
had said no case is made out against Hazare and his team
members.

PTI

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