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UP lawyer moves court seeking case against Rahul for referring to JeM chief as 'Masood Azhar ji'

Press Trust of India  |  Badaun (UP) 

An moved court on Saturday seeking the registration of a case against for referring to the (JeM) as "ji", saying it has "insulted" the country.

The Acting Judicial Magistrate accepted the petition moved by and fixed March 23 as the date of hearing.

"I have moved the court of judicial magistrate to register a case against for his statement, where he had suffixed 'ji' to chief Masood Azhar's name," Verma said.

"This act has insulted the country and amounts to ridiculing the martyrdom of soldiers on the country's borders," he told reporters.

"Gandhi has so far not expressed any regret over his remarks. He has deliberately committed a heinous crime, which comes in the category of sedition," the petitioner said.

Hitting out at the ruling on the issue of national security, the chief told party workers in on Monday that 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack carried out by the JeM, whose chief was released from jail by the saffron party.

"These people with 56-inch chests, you would recall, in their previous government, the current National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, went in an aircraft with and handed over in Kandahar," he said sarcastically.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:00 IST