1. Man, who lodged case against PM Narendra Modi, alleges threat to life

Man, who lodged case against PM Narendra Modi, alleges threat to life

A man, who lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly "insulting" the national flag, today told a Delhi court that he apprehended that he could be killed because of the case.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 1, 2016 8:46 PM
The complainant, Ashish Sharma, alleged before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria that on August 12, he was arrested and tortured by the Delhi Police “without any crime” and released after four days. (Source: PTI)

A man, who lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly “insulting” the national flag, today told a Delhi court that he apprehended that he could be killed because of the case.

The complainant, Ashish Sharma, alleged before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria that on August 12, he was arrested and tortured by the Delhi Police “without any crime” and released after four days.

“I may be murdered, attacked or vanish from this world. Nevertheless, I am requesting the court to keep in record that how and how much I am being tortured because of this case…,” complainant Ashish Sharma said. The court has now fixed the matter for November 30.

In his complaint, Sharma had alleged that the Prime Minister had “insulted” the national flag on the international yoga day on June 21 last year.

The court had on April 6 taken cognisance of the complaint against Modi in the case.

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