FIR Against Gujarat AAP Chief Gopal Italia Over 'Derogatory Language' Against State BJP Chief, Minister

FIR Against Gujarat AAP Chief Gopal Italia Over 'Derogatory Language' Against State BJP Chief, Minister

Gujarat Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Gopal Italia has been charged with using insulting language towards Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil and minister Harsh Sanghavi during a rally, news agency ANI reported.

The complaint was filed at the Uma police station in Gujarat under sections 469, 500 (punishment for defamation), 504, and 505(1) B.

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The case is being investigated by the Crime Branch.

Surat | FIR registered against Gujarat AAP chief Gopal Italia at Umra PS for allegedly using derogatory language against Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil & minister Harsh Sanghavi during a rally. Sec 469, 500 (punishment for defamation), 504, 505(1) B invoked. Crime Branch is probing.

— ANI (@ANI) September 3, 2022

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In his complaint to the Umra police station, a citizen named Pratap Chodvadiya claimed that “Gopal Italia has intentionally insulted BJP, by calling it party of goons, he incited public by stating, his party will take revenge of each blood drop, dear you can attack as many times as you want in three months before elections, after that you will have to pay for it,” news agency IANS reported.

The complainant claims that Italia insulted BJP politicians by referring to BJP leader C.R. Patil as a “former bootlegger” and Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghvi as a “Drugs Sanghvi.”

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A.H. Rajput, a police inspector, is probing the matter.

In response to the FIR, Italia stated: “They will file complaint against me, but will not take action against drugs landers, and drugs mafias, such FIRs will not frighten me and I will not succumb to pressure.”

(With Inputs From Agencies)