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Press Trust of India  |  Bettiah (Bihar) 

A in West Champaran district of has ordered that an FIR be lodged against (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah over his controversial remarks on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Jayaram Prasad on Monday, on a complaint filed by a lawyer, Murad Ali.

"On November 12, there were reports in the media that Abdullah had said PoK was a part of The comment was seditious and hence, a was filed, praying for directions to the police to lodge an FIR against him," Ali said.

Town police station in-charge Nityanand Chauhan said, "We are yet to receive a copy of the order. Action will be taken once we receive it."

Abdullah's comment had kicked up a political storm, drawing sharp criticisms from the and its allies.

Reacting to the former chief minister's comment, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the national president of the (United), had said "entire Kashmir, including the areas under Pakistani occupation, is an integral part of India".

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:57 IST