A criminal case had been filed against Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her remarks on the trial court’s verdict in the Pehlu Khan case. The case against Vadra was filed by lawyer Sudhir Ojha in Muzaffarnagar, Bihar on Friday.
According to a report, petitioner Ojha has filed cases against Vadra under sections 504, 506, 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He added that cases for contempt of court regarding her tweet on the acquittal of accused in Khan’s lynching have also been filed against her.
“The acquittal was done by the court due to lack of search, however, Vadra today tweeted against the verdict and this could generate religious frenzy and it is also a contempt of court,” asserted Ojha.
He furthered that his case has been accepted and listed for hearing on August 26. Earlier today, Vadra had termed the trial court’s verdict as “shocking,” wherein all the accused were acquitted. She had, however, expressed here hope in the Rajasthan government in delivering justice to Khan and his family.
“The lower court’s decision in Pehlu Khan’s case is shocking. in our country, there should be no place of inhumanity and mob killing is a heinous crime,” she tweeted.
In another tweet, Vadra had lauded the Rajasthan government’s initiative to bring law against mob lynching and hoped by getting justice for Khan, the government would set a good example.