2014 hate speech case: Amit Shah gets clean chit, police say no evidence against BJP chief

Lucknow, Jan 20: BJP President Amit Shah has received a massive relief on Wednesday after UP police gave him clean chit in hate speech case during 2014 Parliament elections in the state.

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.

Shah gets clean chit in hate speech case

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.

Shah had allegedly said that, "If (Narendra Modi) Modi wins, 'mulla' Mulayam's government will fall".

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).

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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