Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur
Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur
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Delhi Court defers order in Brinda Karat plea for hate speech FIR against Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma in view of Harsh Mander PIL

The Court has deferred the matter, which will be taken up after the High Court hears a PIL on the issue.

Aditi Singh

A Delhi Court today deferred pronouncing its order in the plea filed by Brinda Karat and KM Tiwari to register FIRs against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for hate speech in light of the pendency of a PIL on the issue before the Delhi High Court preferred by activist Harsh Mander.

The Court will now take up the matter on April 23, after the High Court hearing on April 13.

Counsel for Karat and Tiwari, Advocate Tara Narula, argued that the power of the Court under Code of Criminal Procedure was unfettered by the PIL jurisdiction of the High Court.

She further informed the Court that the applicants were not parties before the High Court proceedings.

Narula also apprised the Court that the fact that Section 156(3) proceedings were pending was pointed out to the High Court, and yet, no prohibitory order was passed.

The Court, however, noted that High Court's order passed on February 26 did not specify on record any such statements.

"The High Court is now seized of the matter", the Court, said as it decided to take up the matter after the High Court hearing on April 13.

The order was pronounced by Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja after it was reserved for orders on February 26.

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