Court to hear complaint against V.K. Singh’s remark on Wednesday

New Delhi (IANS) An advocate on Tuesday challenged, in the sessions court, a magistrate’s order dismissing a criminal complaint seeking to lodge an FIR against union minister Gen. V.K. Singh (retd) for his alleged “dog” remark.

Advocate Satya Prakash Gautam, the complainant, filed the revision petition before District Judge T.R. Naval and the matter would be heard on Wednesday .

The metropolitan magistrate had rejected on Monday the plea of Gautam seeking to lodge a first information report against V.K. Singh under provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Last month, Delhi Police told the court that no offence has bee n made out against V.K. Singh, a former Indian Army chief, who triggered a row on October 21, when he used an analogy of stoning a dog while commenting on the burning of two Dalit children in a Haryana village by upper caste villagers.

The criminal complaint was filed last month by the advocate.

Challenging the magistrate court’s order, Gautam alleged that the magistrate has only “desperately tried to shield the proposed accused under various pretexts including those not even on record, like the intention of the proposed accused while making impugned statements which were the basis of filing the present complaint”.

Filing the criminal complaint against Singh, Gautam had said the minister had “deliberately” used such language to insult the community. He had told the court that he had requested police to register a case against the minister but they refused.

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