Chhattisgarh HC Stays FIR Probe Against Dr Raman Singh, Sambit Patra
- FIR was lodged on May 19 by NSUI president Akash Sharma at Raipur Civil Lines Police Station, alleging circulation of a fake toolkit
- State HC stayed the toolkit For probe
- State counsel lashes out at the former CM, on argument over Delhi Police investigation
Raipur: The FIR lodged by Chhattisgarh president of NSUI President, Akash Sharma, held two big shots of the BJP in a tight spot. The complaint was filed over their tweets on a purported toolkit created by Congress allegedly to “defame” the country on May 18.
The High Court of Chhattisgarh on Monday stayed the investigation into the FIR registered against BJP vice-president and former chief minister Raman Singh. Mr Singh had sought quashing the FIR filed against him.
In its order on Mr Singh’s plea, the bench of Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas said today that “present FIR has been registered with political motives” and that allowing the investigation to continue will be “nothing but an abuse of law”. The court granted the state government three weeks’ time to file a reply. The case will be heard next after four weeks.
According to the high court order, Mr Singh has argued that the “toolkit” matter is being investigated by Delhi Police and added that he is not the author of the documents.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi along with state advocate general S C Verma and Sumeet Sodhi representing the state government said,” the petitioner cannot claim that the investigation be conducted as per his choice and that the state police is authorized to probe the matter.
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