Case filed against Ravi Shastri for eating beef
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2006, 00:00
  
Indore, Dec 23: A case was filed against former Test cricketer Ravi Shastri in a local court here for allegedly hurting the religious feelings of Hindus by reportedly eating beef during the India-South Africa Test match in Johannesburg.

The case was filed by Bajrang Dal, Indore Incharge, Manoj Malpani in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), R K Batham.

The complainant alleged that Shastri has hurt the feelings of Hindus by reportedly eating beef in full knowledge and by commenting, "though I know that I am a Brahmin, I can't stop myself from eating the dish (billtang)."

According to advocate Rajendra Sharma, the comment of Shastri in this regard was aired by a channel telecasting the match from South Africa and was also published in a local daily.

The case was filed under Section 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief) and 298 (A) of the IPC, he said, adding the court has fixed January 5 for recording evidence in the case.

Bureau Report


First Published: Saturday, December 23, 2006, 00:00


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