Violation of code of conduct: Amit Shah gets clean chit by UP Police

The BJP leader was accused of making objectionable speeches in Barwar village.

By: PTI | Muzaffarnagar | Published:December 18, 2016 1:16 pm
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Uttar Pradesh Police has given clean chit to BJP President Amit Shah in two separate cases of alleged violation of code of conduct during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. While filing the final reports on Saturday, police said there was no evidence against Shah. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Arun Kumar has fixed dates for filing of objection by the complainants in the two cases. The court has fixed January 17 in Baburam case while January 3 in Ramkumar case for filing of objections, according to the prosecution.

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Earlier this year the court had returned the final report to police in the Barwar case filed by Baburam, saying they were deficiencies and asked them to rectify it.

Police had registered case against Shah on the complaint of the then Sub Divisional Magistrate Baburam under sections 188 IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 123(3) of Representation of People Act (relating to appeal by a candidate to vote on basis of religion, race, caste, community or language) and on the complaint of Assistant Returning Officer Ram Kumar separately in Kakroli and New Mandi police stations in the district.

The BJP leader was accused of making objectionable speeches in Barwar village. Shah had allegedly said that, “If (Narendra Modi) Modi wins, ‘mulla’ Mulayam’s government will fall”. The cases against the BJP leader were registered on the directive of the Election Commission which had banned the leader from campaigning in UP.

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