Uttar Pradesh BJP Spokesperson and lawyer Prashant Patel Umrao has approached the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him by the Tamil Nadu (TN) police for allegedly having spread false information about attacks against Bihari migrant workers in TN [Prashant Kumar Umrao v The Inspector of Police]. .Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court directed the Thoothukudi police to file its response to Umrao's plea. As per the FIR, on February 23 this year, Umrao allegedly tweeted that fifteen people from Bihar had been "hanged in a room in Tamil Nadu for speaking Hindi" and that 12 of them had "sadly died." "After that, Tejaswi Yadav shamelessly celebrated birthday party with Stalin in Tamil Nadu," the tweet alleged.The State police booked Umrao for the tweet and the FIR was registered under Sections 153, 153A, 504 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. In his plea for anticipatory bail however, Umrao denied posting the alleged tweet. He said that a false complaint was made against him because of political vendetta. "Admittedly the petitioner is not the creator of such tweets and even the alleged forward of such tweet was not within his knowledge and the law is settled that in so far as the forwarding of hatred/offending messages are concerned, it is only the creator of the same is responsible for a criminal liability," Umrao's plea said.He further said that even if one were to assume the tweets were viewed by lakhs of people, no untoward incident or group clashes had occurred because of the said tweets.