Vrinda is demanding the registration of an FIR against Karat Thakur and Verma for alleged hate speeches during the violence in the national capital earlier this year.
Lawyers Tara Narula, Adit S. The petition filed through the priest and Aparajita Sinha was listed before a single judge bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna. Justice Yogesh Khanna, after hearing the arguments, asked both the parties i.e. Vrinda’s lawyer and Delhi Police to file relevant decision in support of their arguments. The court then listed the case for November 2.
Karat, in his petition, challenged the order passed by the trial court on August 26, rejecting the demand to file an FIR against the two leaders. Vrinda claimed in court that a criminal offense case was made against Thakur and Verma.
During the brief hearing, advocate Siddharth Aggarwal, appearing for Karat, told the court that the lower court kept the case pending for almost nine months and even did not consider the merits of the case and dismissed it.
CPI (M) leaders Brinda Karat and K.M. Tiwari filed a complaint in the lower court requesting the Parliament Street police station to direct an FIR against Thakur and BJP leader Pravesh Verma. However, the lower court held that the complaint was not admissible without prior permission.
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