Damaging Mayawati's statue not an offence of sedition, observes a court

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 10 Oct 2016 9:34 PM GMT

Damaging Mayawatis statue not an offence of sedition, observes a court
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Lucknow: A local court on Monday has discharged three men, who had damaged the statue of former UP Chief Minister Mayawati, from charges of sedition.

A special bench of Judge BK Pandey observed that damaging Mayawati's statue is not an act of sedition under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

What is the case?

  • Three men - Alok Srivastava, Arpit Srivastava and Vishal Mishra had on July 26, 2012 damaged a statue of Mayawati at Ambedkar Park in Lucknow.
  • They used a hammer to dent Mayawati's statue made out of stone.
  • FIRs were lodged against eight persons in the case.
  • Three of them later challenged the sedition charges against them.

Meanwhile, court has summoned them on October 17 to frame charges against them in other sections of IPC.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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