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.