Two separate FIRs were registered today against RJD President Lalu Prasad for his “Narbhakshi” (cannibal) comment against BJP chief Amit Shah.
The FIRs were registered at Patna and Jamui against Prasad for the remark which Election Commission found violative of Representation of People Act and IPC sections, Additional Chief Election Officer R Lakshamanan told reporters.
Senior Superintendent of Police Patna, Vikash Vaibhav told PTI that a case has been registered against Prasad with Sachivalaya police station.
He said Prasad has been booked on report by Executive Magistrate Rajiv Mohan Sahay on the “Narbhakshi” comment.
Another FIR has been registered at Sikandra police station in Jamui district for the comment by Prasad while addressing an election meeting on October 4, Lakshamanan told reporters in Patna.
An FIR was also filed against Amit Shah in Begusarai for ‘chara chor’ (fodder thief) barb against RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Additional Chief Election Officer R Lakshamanan told reporters that an FIR has been registered against Shah as his “chara chor” (fodder thief) comment on Lalu Prasad was found to violate the model code of conduct.
The FIR, number 389/15, was registered against Shah yesterday for violation of Representation of Peoples Act and relevant sections of IPC, he said.
Shah while addressing BJP workers at Singhaul in Begusarai district on September 30 had described Prasad as “chara chor”.
The RJD president had used “Narbhakshi” barb against Shah on October 1 in reaction to his “chara chor” (fodder thief) remark about him in Patna while talking to mediapersons.
Station House Officer of Sachivalaya police station Amrendra Kumar Jha said the case has been registered against Prasad under IPC sections 171(C), 171(F) and 188.
Section 171(C) pertains to undue influence at elections, Section 171(F) to punishment for undue influence or personation at an election, while Section 188 relates to disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.
Prasad had on September 30 tweeted “A Narbhakshi and exiled should not teach good conduct to Bihar. First he should tell people about his own misdeeds and stringent sections levelled against him.”
The vicious comment had came a day after Shah while addressing BJP workers meeting had apparently taken a dig at him by saying that Bihar which was once known by the name of Dr Rajendra Prasad, Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and Karpoori Thakur was unfortunately today known by the name of “chara chor” (fodder thief).
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