- Apprentice Lawyer
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja of the Rouse Avenue Court Complex today granted the Delhi Police Crime Branch 15 days to conclude its inquiry in Brinda Karat's hate speech complaint against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh.
The Court has directed the Crime Branch to either register an FIR if cognizable offences are made out, or submit its action taken report before the next date of hearing.
Earlier this month, the Court had sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the DCP, New Delhi, pursuant to an application filed by CPI(M) leaders Brinda Karat and KM Tiwari under Section 156(3) CrPC.
Karat and Tiwar had sought a direction to the Parliament Street Police Station to register an FIR against Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma for the commission of offences under Sections 153A/153B/295A/298/504/506 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
The DCP, New Delhi today informed the Court that the complaint was being dealt by Special Investigation Unit of the Crime Branch and the same is being monitored by Special Commissioner of Police (Crime).
In its status report filed to the Court, Crime Branch stated that the investigation with respect to the incidents of shooting was at an initial stage and thus sought eight weeks time to conclude the same.
Stating that the matter was sensitive, the Court directed the Crime Branch to expedite the process and conclude its inquiry into the complaint within 15 days.