A capital court on Tuesday directed the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra. Sambit Patra has been accused of allegedly posting a fake video of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the internet. In this, he is seen speaking about agricultural laws.
The Metropolitan Magistrate of Tis Hazari Court, Rishabh Kapoor, while accepting the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi, ordered registration of an FIR against BJP spokesperson Patra under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Advocates Hrishikesh and Mohd Irshad, representing the petitioner, submitted that the accused had fraudulently and deliberately forged the original video and posted the false, fabricated and tampered videos on social media against the complainant and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal only by members of the society. Uploaded with intent to provoke.
The plea said that since the complaint clearly disclosed a cognizable offence, it is the ultimate duty of the police officers receiving the complaint to register an FIR under the relevant provisions of the law.
The petition further states that it is an established law that whenever information about a cognizable offense is placed before a police officer, the said police officer has no option but to immediately register an FIR.