NEW DELHI: The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sambit Patra is about to land in trouble. A fresh FIR has been asked to be registered against him on the orders of Delhi's Tis Hazara Court on Tuesday,23 November.
The FIR would be registered by the Delhi Police under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) under the directions of Metropolitan Magistrate Rishabh Kapoor.
The complaint was filed for Dr Patra's alleged doctored video of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal regarding the farmer's agitation which he had posted on social media in January this year.
The complainant alleged that the accused deliberately edited the original video and posted a fabricated story on social media with the sole intention of misleading the masses thereby inciting members of the society against the Delhi CM.
The complainant also alleged that he had filed a formal complaint against Sambit Patra to the Station House Officer (SHO) at New Delhi's IP Estate Police Station on February 2, 2021. He also added that the authorities failed to take appropriate action against the accused in spite of their assurances.
As a result of the police's inaction, the complainant filed a plea in court. The plea stated that since the Delhi Police failed to prosecute the accused in accordance with the law, he is compelled to approach the court so that the perpetrator does not get away with it.
The plea further stated that since the complaint of the complainant clearly disclosed the commission of a cognizable offence, it is the utmost duty of the police officials receiving the complaint to register an FIR under relevant provisions of law.
Even otherwise, it is a settled law that whenever information is laid before a police officer regarding the commission of a cognizable offence, the said police officer has no option but to immediately register an FIR under sections 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the plea read.