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Court gives last chance to cops to file ATR on plea against Mani Shankar Aiyar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court today granted the last opportunity to the police to file an action taken report on a BJP leader's plea seeking lodging of a sedition case against suspended for allegedly using derogatory remarks against

directed the Police Crime Branch to file the report by September 20, the next date of hearing.

The police had on the last date of hearing told the court that BJP Ajay Agrawal's plea has been transferred to the crime branch.

Agrawal, who had contested the last election against from Rae Bareli, has sought lodging of a sedition case against Aiyar for hosting Pakistani officials, alleging that it had "posed a threat to national security".

The plea said a meeting was held at the south residence of Aiyar last year which was attended by a former of Pakistan, among others.

In his plea, Agrawal has claimed that "derogatory" words were used against at the meeting held on December 6, 2017, which was also attended by former and former

The court had earlier directed Agrawal, the petitioner and an advocate, to submit copies of the documents in the court, based on which the police would file an ATR.

The petitioner has sought the court's direction to the police to book Aiyar and others present, under conspiracy and sedition charges, and investigate the matter.

He had said the and the were not informed about the meeting despite India's strained relations with

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:00 IST