FIR lodged against Sangeet Som for stirring up ‘Dadri lynching’ in poll campaign

Sangeet Som and two other screened a documentary containing parts of his speech related to the Dadri lynching case and his arrest during the Muzaffarnagar riots.

By: PTI | Meerut | Updated: January 18, 2017 9:13 pm
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An FIR was registered on Wednesday against controversial BJP leader Sangeet Som and two others for violating the poll code by screening a documentary containing parts of his speech related to the Dadri lynching case and his arrest during the Muzaffarnagar riots. “Som, Virendra Kumar and Chandrshekhar Singh have been booked for violating the poll code under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act.

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“Kumar and Singh while campaigning screened a documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots, Kawal killings, mahapanchayat in Khera village and Som’s arrest during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots,” SSP J Ravindra Kumar said.

The vehicle used for canvassing and the CD of the documentary has been seized by police.

District Magistrate B Chandrakala said she has sought a detailed report on the matter from SDM Meerut.

However, Som, who is contesting from Sardhana seat, said there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.

The BJP MLA was booked under the stringent National Security Act in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots. His visit to Bisada village of Dadri, where a mob lynched a Muslim man on suspicion of consuming beef in September 2015, had also triggered a row.

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    Soudager saleem
    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Its waste of time and breath to comment on any of the political leaders who are only self centred and love themselves too much. If they are really intrested to serve the nation let them go to the villages , visit hospitals and see the suffering of common man who is struggling for a squre meal. With little or no medical attention life of a common man is worst than animals..sorry to say that.....God bless the the mother earth
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      Amit Singh
      Jan 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm
      This fellow sud have been convicted till now. But alas our system. Which acquits salman and drags its feet on som from 2012 till;br/gt;This registration of fir is facade
      1. Geekay Nair
        Jan 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm
        "Bharatiya Danga Party." That is a good one. really reflects the true nature of this communal party. I had thought they had mastered in the art of jumlas and fekuism. Now they have another name 'danga'
        1. H
          Jan 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm
          Given the HC granting bail for what ever reasons to killers of a Ordinary bloke in;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Som has Qualified to be a CM or a Culture Minister at;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When a few LUNATICS world over indulge in Mindless barbaric violence the collateral damage to the sect in rest of the world is always a possibility.That is what has befallen the;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Its not just SOM ,just read the posts which have already exonerated Som
          1. H
            Jan 18, 2017 at 8:28 pm
            Bhartiya Danga Party's UP Dangal facilitator and ugly Dangai Sangeet Som wants to stirring up ‘Dadri lynching’ communal hatred and instigate Danga in communal poll campaign, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of his own money. That's how he roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head.
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