(With Gopal K)

New Delhi: While the special court of Samar Vishal would be hearing a sedition complaint against Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the Rouse Avenue court complex after the district and session judge at the Patiala House court on Monday transferred it. MyNation accessed a 2016 complaint filed with the Delhi police in the same matter by the same complainant, no investigation followed.

The complaint was filed with the Parliament Street Police Station and the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), New Delhi. The station house officer (SHO) of the Parliament Street Police Station has also been made a party to the court case.

The case

Complainant Joginder Tuli has accused Gandhi of sedition for his disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 6, 2016. Then vice-president of the Congress, Gandhi, while addressing a public meeting in Delhi at Jantar Mantar after his Kisan Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, had said:

Jo hamare jawan hain, jinhone apna khoon diya hai Jammu Kashmir mein…jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiya hai, unke khoon ke peeche aap chupe hue ho. Unki app dalali kar rahe ho. Ye bilkul galat hai.”

(Our soldiers who have shed their blood in Jammu and Kashmir, who have conducted the surgical strikes, you are hiding behind their blood. You are cashing in on their sacrifice, that is wrong).

Calling it a shame to “a democratic country like India”, Tuli has demanded that Gandhi be booked under Section 124-A of the IPC dealing with sedition.

Police took no action

In his petition to the court, Tuli said, “The SHO in connivance with the respondent has taken no action…despite knowing the fact that [Rahul Gandhi] has committed a cognisable offence…”