Local court asks cops to book Kejriwal for ‘insulting’ tricolour

AAP workers sweep the floor with a broom and later wave it along with the national flag: Complainant

Sagar | Updated: March 23, 2014 5:38 pm

A local court in Bina town, Madhya Pradesh has directed police to register a case against Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and his associates for allegedly disrespecting the national flag.

A complaint was recently filed in this regard by Rajendra Mishra in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), R K Devalia, alleging that AAP workers while campaigning for the party at different places in the country carry their party symbol “Jhaadu” (broom) along with the national flag.

He also alleged that AAP workers sweep the floor with a broom and later wave it along with the national flag, which amounts to disrespect.

“The complaint was filed under section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act 1971, the complainant’s advocate,” Alok Sharma told reporters.

After taking cognisance of the matter, the court on Saturday directed police to register a case against 10 AAP leaders, namely Kejriwal, Ashutosh, Rajmohan Gandhi, Shazia Ilmi, Sagar Lok Sabha seat candidate Atul Mishra, local party workers Gita Patel, Jagpreet Singh Bhogal, Kshitij Jain, Malkhan Parihar and Shikhar Agrawal in the matter.

The court directed police to register a case and forward it the Delhi Police Commissioner for further action.

Bina Police Station in-charge, T M Sayyed confirmed receipt of the copy of the court order and said the police will take appropriate action in the matter.

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First Published on: March 23, 2014 5:33 pm
  1. G
    Geetanjali Iyyar
    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    Kejriwal ji learn politics. You are always getting caught in something which is politically incorrect.
    1. N
      Mar 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm
      For AAP their Party symbol is respectable and they equate it with our national flag. But not all Indians are AAP followers and they may have different view.