HC asks J'kand govt to seek report over Karunanidhi issue

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Ranchi, Oct 6 (UNI) Jharkhand High Court today granted one week to the state government to seek information from the officials concerned why the First Information Report (FIR) was not registered against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for making derogatory remarks about Lord Rama.

Justice Amreshwar Sahay passed the order while hearing a writ petition, filed by Ram Subhak Singh, an advocate of Jharkhand High Court.

Earlier, Mr Singh had given an application to the Doranda police station here to lodge an FIR against Mr Karunanidhi for terming Lord Ram ''drunkard'', but it was not lodged.

Mr Singh also approached the Senior Superintendent of Police, but no action was taken in this regard.

Thereafter, Mr Singh filed a writ petition in Jharkhand High Court.

In his petition, Mr Singh alleged that Doranda police station did not execute the FIR lodged by him.

Mr Karunanidhi's statement had hurt the sentiments of the people an the act was punishable under section 295 A of IPC, Mr Singh said adding the Chief Minister should be arrested and brought to Jharkhand for further legal proceedings.


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