38.6c New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 30, 2024
Crime, Police And Law

FIR Against Manish Sisodia, Delhi Court Seeks Report On Action Taken In Plea

By LawStreet News Network      10 February, 2020 12:02 PM      0 Comments
FIR Against Manish Sisodia, Delhi Court Seeks Report On Action Taken In Plea

The Rouse Avenue Court on 7th February, 2020 has called for a report on action taken in a complaint filed by Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava that sought registration of an FIR against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly spreading fake news during the Jamia violence in 2019. The complaint sought registration of FIR against Sisodia under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC). 

The complaint is against a statement Sisodia made on December 15th, 2019 wherein he had said that the Delhi police personnel were setting a Delhi transportation corporation's bus on fire during the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). 

The FIR has not yet been registered against the accused even though a month and a half has passed despite the law being passed by the Supreme court in the case Lalita Kumar v. State of UP [2013].

The complaint has to be registered under Section 153- Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, Section 153A- Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, Section 504 - Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace, and Section 505 - Statements conducing public mischief.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja directed the Police to file the action taken report in the complaint and further slated the matter for hearing on February 24th, 2020. 

Advocate Alakh Alok has argued,"In the month of December, after CAA was passed, there was violence and unrest in South Delhi. DTC buses were burnt down. There were pictures of some police officials pouring some liquid. Manish Sisodia, despite holding a responsible post, took to Twitter and without verifying it, accused Delhi Police personnel of setting the fire."


Author - Dyuti Pandya 

Share this article:

User Avatar

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
AAP Minister Atishi summoned by Delhi Court in BJP defamation case, to appear on Jun 29

A Delhi Court has summoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Atishi in a defamation case by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor.

29 May, 2024 12:44 PM
Trending Judiciary
Sikkim High Court Announces Menstrual Leave for Female Employees [Read Order]

Sikkim High Court grants 2-3 days of menstrual leave monthly to female employees, requiring Medical Officer approval, without deducting from regular leave accounts.

29 May, 2024 01:15 PM


Trending Events & Opportunity
LIVE Coverage: In-Depth Exploration of Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) at DHCBA Lecture Series [Watch Live]

LIVE Coverage: DHCBA Lecture Series explores the Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), 2023 with Justice Bhambhani & Senior Advocate Jayant Mehta. Tune in at 5pm on LawStreet Journal!

24 May, 2024 11:30 AM
Trending Judiciary
BJP Moves Supreme Court Against Calcutta High Court's Ban on "Derogatory" Ads Targeting TMC

BJP moves Supreme Court against Calcutta High Court order banning "derogatory" ads targeting TMC during Lok Sabha elections, seeks urgent hearing.

24 May, 2024 12:12 PM
Trending Judiciary
Demand Notice via courier valid in cheque bounce cases: Allahabad High Court [Read Order]

Allahabad HC rules demand notices via courier valid for cheque bounce cases under Section 138 NI Act, but service presumption needs registered post amendment.

24 May, 2024 01:44 PM
Trending Judiciary
'Can't interrupt in between polls,' SC declines to consider plea for uploading voters turnout data

SC declines plea to upload voter turnout data during ongoing polls, citing the need to avoid interruptions and uphold electoral integrity, pending further examination.

24 May, 2024 02:06 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email