Court seeks report on plea for FIR against BJP’s Swamy

Srinagar: A local court here on Monday sought action taken report by police regarding a compliant seeking registration of FIR against BJP leader Dr C Subramaniam Swamy for his comments that “a mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time.”
“On seeing police report, it is explicit that a mechanical approach has been adopted by police in the matter and stand of SP South Srinagar is not justified legally,” Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, V S Bhou. The police officer is learnt to have stated that the matter pertains to outside state.
“The SP South is directed to proceed legally on the complaint and file action taken in the court on 24, 4, 2015,” the CJM said.
The court passed the directions hearing a complaint filed by Abdul Rehman Bhat, the former General Secretary of Jamiat Ahli Hadith, J&K.
In his complaint, Bhat said that on March 17, he had made a complaint to the SSP Srinagar to file FIR under section 153-a, 295-a read with 120-b RPC against Swamy for hurting his as well as sentiments of all Muslims.
“Dr Swamy hatched a criminal conspiracy with deliberate and malicious intentions of outraging the feelings of Muslims,” he had said.
While there was no headway in filing of the FIR at Chanapora police station, Bhat filed the complaint before CJM.
Subsequently, the court on March 25 had directed the Chief prosecuting officer to call status report of investigation from SSP Srinagar.
Swamy had made the alleged controversial comments on March 14 while speaking at a public rally in Guwahati.