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Madras HC Summons BJP Leader H Raja For Abusing Judiciary

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| September 17 , 2018 , 14:44 IST

The Madras High Court on Monday summoned BJP National Secretary H. Raja for insulting the Tamil Nadu Police and the Judicial system. The court has ordered Raja to appear before it in person within 4 weeks.

A division bench of Justice CT Selvam and Nirmal Kumar took a suo moto cognizance of the matter. In the controversial video, Raja could be seen abusing and using strong language against the Madras High Court, police and the judicial system.

The video, which went viral on Saturday, was shot when the police officials stopped the BJP leader from taking out Ganesh procession at Meyyapuram village in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district.

According to reports, the trouble began when citing a court order of Madras high court, police denied the BJP leader and his supporters permission take out the Vinayaka Chaturthi procession through a communally sensitive area. Raja, however, refused to accept the police contention and spoke against the order.

The police have registered a case Raja under section Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) 294 (b) (obscene act/abrasive words) 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his/her duty), 505 (1) (b) (c) (statements conducing public mischief), 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) and 290 (committing public nuisance) of the Indian Penal Code against him.