The Delhi High Court will issue its ruling on Monday, June 13, based on an appeal by CPIM leader Brenda Karat to challenge the lower court’s decision. The Court of First Instance rejected Vrinda Karat’s petition requesting registration of the FIR against Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma for allegedly making inflammatory speeches in 2020.
The Court of Justice Chandradari Singh, who had booked her order on March 25, 2022, will issue its verdict on Monday.
In October 2021, Brenda Karat challenged the lower court order which was invalidated on the grounds that the required approvals from the relevant authority as required by law had not been obtained.
The Court of First Instance, in its order, decided that according to Section 196 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) at the stage of the order for the registration of the FIR, prior approval of the relevant authority of the Central Government is necessary because both persons are members of Parliament.
CPI Leaders (M) Brinda Karat and KM Tiwari filed a complaint in the Court of First Instance and requested a directive to Sansad Marg Police Station to register the FIR against Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma.
Karat, through a petition, filed a complaint against Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma with the Delhi Police under sections IPC 153A (Promoting hostility between different groups on the basis of religion or ethnicity), 153B (allegations, allegations detrimental to national unity), 295A (willful act). and malicious intent to harm religious sentiments) and 505 (a permit to cause public mischief).