Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Modi’s ‘false’ affidavit case: Court issues notice to govt

Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Posted: August 22, 2014 3:56 am

A criminal revision application was filed on Thursday before a city civil and sessions court, challenging the order of Ahmedabad rural court that rejected a petition, seeking FIR against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly filing a false affidavit during the 2012 Assembly polls.

In the affidavit, Modi didn’t fill up the column for his marital status. Following the application, the court has issued notice to the state government.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (rural court) M M Sheikh had rejected the petition arguing that although the offence was committed under the Representation of People Act, the complaint was filed after the commission of the offence. The court said that in accordance with CrPC Section 468 (2)(B), the complaint for the offence has to be made within one year in cases related to the violation of section 125(A)(3) of the RP Act.

Nishant Verma, a member of Aam Adami Party, had filed the petition soon after Modi revealed his marital status while filing his nomination for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat during the recently held polls. Verma moved revision application before the additional sessions judge, arguing that he was not late in filing the complaint. The matter will be heard on September 20.

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