BJP President Amit Shah Gets Clean Chit in 2014 Hate Speech Case

BJP President Amit Shah cleared of all charges in a case of hate speech in Muzaffarnagar district in April 2014.

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BJP President Amit Shah. (Photo: Amit Shah’s <a href="">official website)</a>

BJP President Amit Shah has been given a clean chit by the UP Police in a case of hate speech in Muzaffarnagar district in April 2014 during Lok Sabha elections.

The police had on Tuesday filed the final report in a local court, saying, “there is no evidence against him in the case,” according to the prosecution. The report would now be placed before the judicial magistrate who will take a final call.

The UP Police had lodged an FIR in Kakroli Police Station against Shah, accusing of making an objectionable speech in Barwar village in Muzaffarnagar district on 4 April 2014.

Shah had allegedly said that,

If Modi wins, ‘mulla’ Mulayam’s government will fall.

According to the prosecution, then sub-divisional magistrate of Minrapur/assistant returning officer Baburam, had on the directives of EC filed a complaint against Shah under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and 123(3) of Representation of People Act (relating to appeal by a candidate to vote on basis of religion, race, caste, community or language).

According to the FIR, Shah had allegedly said that the SP treats Muslims as a vote bank and that others would not vote for it.

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