New Delhi, Mar 3: A criminal case has been filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Sanjay Singh, Bhagwant Mann and other leaders in Punjab on charges of creating communal tension and spreading terrorism in the state.
According to a Indian Express report, "The complainant Jagdeep Singh Gill from Moga, also an office bearer of an organization called Jagriti Manch Punjab, has filed the complaint on the basis of a poster that surfaced last month before the birth anniversary of controversial Khalistani militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale."
As per ANI report, "The criminal case is filed under Section 595 and 295A of India Penal Code (IPC) in a Ludhiana court. The court has accepted the application and will hear the case on March 19."
Kejriwal also booked for sedition
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among nine persons who have been booked on sedition charges in connection with the JNU row.
An FIR was registered against Rahul, Kejriwal, Yechury, Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken, CPI leader D Raja, JD(U) Spokesperson KC Tyagi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and JNU research scholar Umar Khalid on the order of a court here, based on a complaint filed by lawyer Janardhan Goud.
"It is a court-referred matter. Following the court's directive, a case under section 124A of the IPC (sedition) has been registered yesterday against nine persons, including Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Sitaram Yechury, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others," Saroornagar Police Station Inspector S Lingaiah said.
The court has posted the matter for hearing on March 4.
(With inputs from agencies)