The police had yesterday filed the final report in a local court, saying, "there is no evidence against him in the case," according to the prosecution. The final report would now be placed before the judicial magistrate who will take a final call.
Amit Shah, who led the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, during Lok Sabha elections, was charge-sheeted by the state police on April 4, 2014, for making an objectionable speech in Barwar village in Muzaffarnagar district.
According to the prosecution, then sub divisional magistrate of Minrapur/assistant returning officer Baburam had on the directives of EC filed a complaint against Shah under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and 123(3)of Representation of People Act (relating to appeal by a candidate to vote on basis of religion, race, caste, community or language).
(With inputs from agencies)