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FIR against Lalu for remarks on Varun

Source: PTI
April 07, 2009 14:35 IST
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An FIR was today lodged against RJD chief Lalu Prasad by the district administration for his alleged remarks that he would have "crushed" BJP candidate Varun Gandhi under a roller for his anti-Muslim speeches if he had been the country's Home Minister.

"The FIR was lodged under Section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of IPC and Section 125 of Representation of People Act with Kishanganj Town police station," District Magistrate Ferak Ahmed said.

"I have watched the CD of Lalu Prasad's speech. He has tried to create communal disturbance and divide the society by his speech," Ahmed said.

He said the CD was being forwarded to the Election Commission.

The Railway Minister had made the comments at an election meeting.

"Had I been country's home minister, I would have crushed Varun Gandhi under the roller and destroyed him without caring for the consequences for his hate speech against Muslims," Lalu said. 

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