UP Govt to challenge Varun Gandhi in hate speech, vandalism case
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to challenge a Pilibhit court`s order that acquited Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi in two hate speech cases and one vandalism case.
Inspector General of Police for a Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said, “there were two cases of hate speech against Varun lodged during Lok Sabha elections in 2009, whereas another case of vandalism was filed in the same year. Among hate speech cases, one was lodged at the Kotwali police station in Pilibhit, while another was filed at Bharkhera of the same district. In the cases related to hate speech, Varun was acquitted by the court of chief judicial magistrate on February 27 and March 5. In the case relating to vandalism, he was discharged on May 3 by the sessions court."
Meanwhile, Varun, after becoming the general secretary, has organised a political rally in Bareilly and taken the battle close to Rahul Gandhi`s bastion Amethi with a rally held at Sultanpur which shares a boundary with Amethi.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- Etah: School bus collides with truck, several children killed
- J&K: LeT militant gunned down by security forces in Bandipora
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh silences critics with 14th ODI hundred, fourth against England — WATCH
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city