Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati, other BSP leaders

Patna(PTI): A Vaishali district court on Thursday ordered registration of an FIR against BSP president Mayawati and three other party leaders for allegedly making inflammatory speeches last week spreading animosity in the society.

BSP chief Mayawati. File photo: Rajeev Bhatt

The three other leaders are BSP’s national general secretary Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Uttar Pradesh unit president Ram Achal Rajbhar and State secretary Mewa Lal.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Jairam Prasad took cognizance of a complaint filed by Hajipur resident Ajit Singh and directed that an FIR be lodged against the four in Town police station.

The petitioner, through his advocate, claimed that he felt aggrieved by the inflammatory speeches made by Ms. Mayawati and her party workers, affecting unity and integrity of the country.

At a public meeting in Lucknow on July 21, Ms. Mayawati instigated her party workers to target expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s mother, wife and daughter during a protest in the wake of Mr. Singh’s unsavoury remarks against the BSP chief, the petitioner alleged.

They case was lodged against them under various Sections of the IPC including 153(a) (promoting enmity between groups), 295(a) (deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), and POSCO Act.