Court orders police to lodge FIR against Lalu on beef remark

Trouble mounted for RJD President Lalu Prasad for his controversial beef comment with a district court here today ordering police to register an FIR against him for it.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Ram Chandra Prasad directed Kazi Mohammadpur police station to register an FIR against Lalu Prasad for his recent remark that “Hindus too eat beef.”

The court order came while hearing a complaint filed by advocate Sudhir Ojha on Monday in the matter.

The order to register a case against Prasad by the Muzaffarpur court came a day after two FIRs were registered against the RJD President in Patna and Jamui for his “Narbhakshi” (cannibal) barb on BJP President Amit Shah.

The ACJM directed that FIR be registered against the RJD chief under sections 153(A), 160, 291 and 295(A) of IPC.

Section 153(A) relates to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.

IPC Section 160 refers to punishment for committing affray while Section 291 of IPC is continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue.

Section 295(A) relates to deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.

Besides Muzaffarpur, complaints have been filed against Lalu Prasad in the courts of Patna and Araria on his beef remark.

The case filed in Araria yesterday would come up for hearing tomorrow.

Araria Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Shukla, before whom the case was filed by Pintu Kumar, a native of Tamganj village, today posted the matter for hearing tomorrow.