Final hearing in national flag case on Uma Oct 5

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Bhopal, Sep 13 (UNI) A court here today fixed October 5 as the date for final hearing in a case related to alleged insult of national flag by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti.

Hearing a revision petition in this regard, District and Sessions Judge Sharad Srivastava fixed the next date of hearing on October 5 after Ms Bharti's counsel Harish Mehta sought more time to present his arguments.

The revision petition under section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, was filed by state Congress incharge general secretary Deepchandra Yadav.

Earlier, Chief Judicial Magistrate Anil Kumar had quashed Mr Yadav's petition on February 20, 2006.

Mr Yadav had raised the matter alleging insult of the flag by Ms Bharti after a news magazine carried her photograph with the tricolour on its main page.


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