Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed the criminal petition filed by Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani seeking to quash an FIR and the chargesheet, for allegedly making provocative remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public function.
The case was filed based on a complaint filed by T. Jayanth, a designated flying squad officer on election duty of Chitradurga Assembly Constituency. It is alleged that Mevani had made the remarks against Modi, while addressing a gathering in Chitradurga during the run up to the state assembly election, which were held in May, 2018.
"The role of youth is important today. When Modi Ji arrives at Bengaluru on April 15 to address a public gathering you mingle with the crowd, throw the chairs in the air and disturb his meeting," Mevani was allegedly quoted as saying.
The FIR against Mevani was registered on charges of 'inciting people to foment disturbance'.
"You ask him what happened to the promise of two crore jobs every year. If he fails to give an answer, then tell him to go sleep in Himalaya or ring the bells in Ram Temple,” Mevani had allegedly said.
Life term upheld
The High Court has upheld the life imprisonment of an advocate who was convicted of killing a woman advocate by slitting her throat on the corridors of Karnataka High Court in 2010.
Rajappa had killed Naveena, near court hall number 4 of Karnataka High Court during lunch recess on July 8, 2010. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court, and on Friday. The High Court has upheld the sentence.
Deport Pak Couple
The HC has told Central government to take measures to deport a Pakistani couple, who were illegally staying in India, back to Pakistan by May 5.
Earlier, the court had orally observed that instead of wasting Indian tax money for taking care of the couple in the jail, it was better to send them back to Pakistan. A Pakistani couple had approached HC seeking directions for their early release and deportation. The couple, Kasif Samshuddin and Kiran, who had come to Bengaluru for their marriage, had overstayed. They were booked and arrested for visa violation....