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Case filed against Lalu Prasad over beef remarks

PTI 06 Oct 2015, 19:33:02 IST

Araria (Bihar): In mounting trouble for RJD supremo Lalu Prasad over his controversial remarks that 'Hindus too eat beef', a case was today filed in a court here charging him with hurting religious sentiments of the majority community.

The case was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Ashok Kumar Shukla by a native of Tamganj village under Narpatganj police station, Pintu Kumar who charged Prasad with hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by claiming that some from the community too eat beef.  

The complainant has also expressed concern that Prasad's remarks may affect peace and law and order in the state.

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The case against the RJD leader has been filed under sections 295 (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), 504 ( intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 ( statements conducing public mischief) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.

The judge is likely to hear the matter tomorrow.  Cases have also been lodged against the RJD supremo for his beef remarks in courts in Patna and Muzaffarpur districts.