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HC seeks case diary in connection with FIR against Amit Shah

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Wednesday directed the to produce the case diary in connection with an FIR lodged against Shah for allegedly making defamatory and provocative statements.

Shah moved the high court praying for quashing of the FIR against him, claiming that the charges against him were frivolous and concocted.

The FIR was lodged by one Atanu Giri claiming that Shah had made the defamatory and provocative statements at a public meeting at Contai in district on January 29.

The complainant said Shah's speech provoked workers who vandalised a office besides setting afire several motorcycles at Contai town, around 170 kilometres from here.

It was also alleged that Shah's speech "provoked religious sentiments of the people of the state".

Seeking quashing of the FIR, Shah's lawyers Y J Dastur and Firoze Edulji submitted that no case was made out in the FIR and the charges are frivolous and concocted.

Hearing the prayer, Justice directed the police to produce the case diary in connection with the FIR on Thursday, when the matter would be taken up for hearing again.

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 19:51 IST