Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut has been booked in Maharashtra’s Nashik for allegedly causing a rift between the police and the public through his statement, according to a police official.
“A case has been registered in Mumbai Naka Police Station under s. 505(1)(b) of the IPC against Uddhav faction leader and MP Sanjay Raut for allegedly creating discord between the police and the public by his statement,” Nashik City Police said.
“IPC Section 505 (1) (b) deals with the ‘intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public, whereby any person may be induced to commit an offense against the state or against the public tranquility”.
“There are so many ministers in the cabinet who use hate speeches, but they are not charged,” NCP MP Dr. Fauzia Khan told Afternoon Voice. “People are not allowed to speak, which implies that our democracy has a very unfair and selective form of free speech.”
“If a case has been registered against me in Nashik after the Supreme Court’s decision, all I said was that the current state government is illegal. Therefore, if officials follow the orders of this government, doing so will be illegal. Also, in the coming days, action may be taken against such officials. “Consequently, they must take extra care before following orders,” Raut said, according to ANI.
Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC Vilas Potnis said, “Opposition parties are facing a lot of “biasness” from the central government, and henceforth members from the opposition are booked with such charges.”
“We will not tolerate every baseless allegation leveled against the ruling government by opposition parties,” BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyay said. “If others speak out against something, then actions that are implemented are correct”.
“The Supreme Court also gave information regarding some illegal decisions made while hearing the Sena faction’s plea,” veteran Congress leader Ratnakar Mahajan said. At the time, no questions were raised against the court, and anyone who speaks about them is booked for using the word “illegal.”