Amit Shah gets clean chit in 2014 hate speech case

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Amit Shah
Amit Shah

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

In April 2014, the UP police had lodged an FIR in Kakroli Police station against Shah, accusing him of making an objectionable speech in Barwar village. Shah had allegedly said, “If Narendra Modi wins, ‘mulla’ Mulayam’s government will fall.”

According to the prosecution, the final report filed by the police in a local court says, “there is no evidence against him in the case.”

The final report will now be placed before the judicial magistrate, who will have the final call.

Baburam, the former sub divisional magistrate of Minrapur/assistant returning officer, had 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), as per the prosecution.

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