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Case registered against Mahadev Jankar for ‘hate speech’ in Pune

Jankar was the candidate from Baramati constituency for Mahayuti during the Lok Sabha elections.

An offence was registered on Friday against Mahadev Jankar, president of the Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, for allegedly delivering a hate speech during a function to mark the birth anniversary of revolutionary freedom fighter Umaji Naik at Bhivadi in Purandar taluka of Pune district on September 7.

Jankar was the candidate from Baramati constituency for Mahayuti, an alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and other parties in the state, during the Lok Sabha elections.

He contested the Lok Sabha elections against Supriya Sule, daughter of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. He lost the election, but managed to get a considerable number of votes.

Meanwhile, the complaint in this case was filed by Satish alias Badam Nagu Makar, resident of Belsar in Purandar, at the Saswad police station. Accordingly, the Saswad police have booked Jankar under Sections 294, 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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As per the complaint, various organisations had together arranged a programme to mark the birth anniversary of revolutionary Umaji Naik on September 7. Jankar allegedly delivered a speech with “objectionable” content against certain persons and politicians during the program.

Police inspector Sursingh Gaud of Saswad police station is investigating the case further. Jankar told media persons that he did not intended to hurt anybody’s sentiments.