Published: 10th October 2019
Sedition case against 49 celebrities who wrote to PM Modi on mob lynching dropped
The petition, Sudhir Ojha, an advocate is believed to have ties with the Lok Janshakti party and to be a supporter of the NDA
The sedition case against the 49 celebrities who wrote a letter to the PM condemning the mob lynching of minorities has been closed by the Bihar police. The police termed the case as "maliciously false" and will be filing a case against the petitioner who is known to file cases based on frivolous issues.
The petition, Sudhir Ojha, an advocate is believed to have ties with the Lok Janshakti party and a supporter of the NDA. Ojha has also filed cases against Sushil Modi who called him a "serial litigant". He has previously filed cases against former PM Manmohan Singh, Amitabh Bachan, Hrithik Roshan.
Sushil Modi has said that it would be wrong to involve the BJP and RSS or Modi. The Police decided to close the case after Mohan Bhagwat, chief of RSS said in an address that society much "remain within the limits of the constitution." The police told NDTV that the government had nothing to do with the case.
"The SSP recommenced closure of the case and action against the complainant for filing a false case without any rhyme or reason. The investigating officer in the case will file the final report at the local court within a day or two," the police said.
The sedition case was filed against celebrities like Anurag Kashyap, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal and various others for writing to the PM requesting him to intervene into the increased instances of mob lynching in the country.