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FIR against BJP's Satpal Satti for using expletive against Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The election office Tuesday served a notice to for allegedly using an expletive against and is also probing a "threat" to cut off the ruling party leader's tongue, officials said.

The police registered an FIR against under section 294 of IPC (obscene acts) under limits.

(CEO) Devesh Kumar said has been served a notice for violation of Model Code of Conduct by the (DEO) of Solan.

The BJP has been asked to reply within 24 hours from the receipt of the notice, Kumar said.

The said the (ECI) had taken strict cognisance of the alleged derogatory comments by Satti, which had gone viral on

The ECI has been informed about the action taken in the matter on the basis of the reports by Solan DEO, Kumar said.

The burned the effigies of Satti at district headquarters across the state on Tuesday.

The election office and the local police are looking into a BJP complaint that a "supporter" has offered a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who cuts of Satti's tongue.

Meanwhile, a video, which went viral on social media, showed an alleged Congress supporter -- claimed by the BJP to be a former general of the state during Congress rule -- announcing a reward of Rs 10 lakh for any person who cuts off Satti's tongue.

The BJP filed a complaint with the state chief electoral officer, demanding registration of FIR against the Congress and for threat, criminal intimidation, instigation of physical violence and for other electoral offences.

In his complaint, state BJP alleged, "The Congress leader, who has been identified as Vinay Sharma, a former general during Congress rule, is openly instigating the public to bodily harm Satti."

The district electoral officer has directed a thorough probe into the BJP's complaint, officials said.

The BJP also lodged a related complaint with

Earlier, the Congress had sought Satti's apology in the matter, but the saffron refused to do so, saying he merely read out contents of a message which was already viral on

On Monday, state Congress had filed a complaint with the against Satti for allegedly using expletives against the Congress

Kimta also lodged a police complaint, demanding a case be registered against the BJP

of Police Omapati Jamwal said the Congress complaint had been sent to as the alleged remark was made in Ramshehar village, which is in Baddi.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:50 IST