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HC directs Police to file FIR against BJP leader Kapil Mishra and ‘Others’ for hate speeches

Legal News, Nation, (New Delhi), February 26:-The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the police to take a “conscious decision” with respect to the registration of FIRs against the alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violence.

It asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to convey this message to the Police Commissioner who has been asked to file a response by 3pm on Thursday, when the court will next hear the case.

The three BJP leaders are — Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani took on record the assurance by special commissioner Praveer Ranjan that he will sit with the police commissioner today itself and view all video clips and take a conscious decision on lodging of FIRs.

The court also issued notices to the parties concerned on the plea filed by the Centre seeking to be impleaded in the case.

The matter will be heard further on Thursday.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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