A Delhi Court today has rejected the clean chit given by the Delhi Police to the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a plea seeking FIR against him for his alleged misleading Tweet.
The bench headed by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja while after refusing to accept the Action Taken Report (ATR) filed by the Delhi Police which gave a clean chit to Sisodia, also directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to submit a fresh report by 17 March, on the complaint filed against Sisodia for posting ‘misleading’ tweets.
Earlier, today the Delhi Police in its Action Taken Report stated that “From the perusal of the complaint, it is revealed that the tweets are mere allegations against police and no offense are made out. Manish Sisodia only tweeted his opinion on a video clip which was running on news channels and no cognizable offense is made out of the content of tweets.”
As per reports, while the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent on 15 December near Jamia Millia, Sisodia has reportedly tweeted “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.” He further shared pictures and videos purportedly in which police officers were seen carrying barrels and pouring liquid onto the DTC buses.
Subsequently, Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava registered a complaint accusing Sisodia of depicting an ‘irresponsible and careless approach by spreading false information to incite violence and promote disharmony.’ He further claimed in the complaint that “The tweets are being shared by many users, causing further doubts, confusion, and unrest in the minds of people.”