The Delhi Police today gave a clean chit to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia in a plea seeking FIR against him for allegedly posting misleading tweets during the 15 December Jamia violence.
After a direction was given to the Delhi Police by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, to file an Action Taken Report on a complaint seeking registration of FIR against Sisodia for posting misleading tweets, the Delhi Police today stated that “From the perusal of the complaint, it is revealed that the tweets are mere allegations against police and no offence is made out. Manish Sisodia only tweeted his opinion on video clip which was running on news channels and no cognizable offense is made out of the content of the tweets.”
The complainant Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava in his complaint cited to Sisodia’s tweet that read – “BJP is setting fire in Delhi due to the fear of defeat in elections. AAP is against any kind of violence. See by yourself in this video, how fire is being set under the protection of the police.” Further, Alok accused Sisodia of depicting an ‘irresponsible and careless approach by spreading false information to incite violence and promote disharmony.’ He also claimed that ‘The tweets are being shared by many users, causing further doubts, confusion, and unrest in the minds of people.’
The complainant sought the Delhi Police to register FIR against Sisodia under Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 504 (intent to provoke breach of peace) and 505 (conducting public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act.