BJP leader H Raja tenders apology in Madras High court

Chennai: After BJP Secretary H Raja made derogatory comments against the Indian Judiciary followed by the Court filing a case against him, he appeared in person in Madras High court on Monday and tendered an unconditional apology.

He said he spoke in a fit of rage and now he realized that he made a grave mistake subsequently the high court accepted the apology and closed the case, News18 reports.

He was summoned to appear before the court following his derogatory statement he made at the Indian judiciary and the police force in Tamil Nadu.

The Bench comprising of Justice CT Selvam and Nirmal Kumar took suo motu cognizance of H Raja’s video which had gone viral on social media where he called the police ‘anti-Hindu’ and ‘Highly corrupt’ and used foul language against the High Court.

Earlier on the same day, the Madras High Court Bench headed by HG Ramesh and Kalyanasundaram had refused to initiate suo motu contempt against Raja.

The BJP national secretary used foul language when he was stopped from taking out Ganesh procession at Meyyapuram village in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district.

Though he maintained that video was edited, he finally came to his senses and rendered an apology.

An FIR was registered against H Raja which claimed that the BJP secretary was trying to create enmity between groups.

The Police has booked H Raja and seven others under various sections of IPC such as section 143 (unlawful assembly); 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant); 153(a) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony; 290 (public nuisance); 294(b) (uttering obscene words in public place); 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging of his duty); and 506(i) (criminal intimidation).