Tushar Gandhi booked for ‘offensive’ remark against Bhagat Singh1 min read . Updated: 10 May 2015, 08:38 PM IST
Chairman of NGO Jan Jagriti Manch alleges Tushar Gandhi made offensive remark about freedom fighter
Jalandhar: Police on Sunday registered a case against Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi, for allegedly making offensive remark about freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
“The case was registered against Gandhi under Section 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a complaint by the chairman of an NGO (non-governmental organization) Jan Jagriti Manch, Kishan Lal," said Bimal Kant, inspector at the Jalandhar police commisionerate. It was alleged that Tushar Gandhi, while speaking to the media in Jaipur earlier, had called Bhagat Singh “guilty of British rule, due to which Mahatma Gandhi had not asked for suspension of his sentence." Members of the Manch had submitted a memorandum to the police commissioner on Saturday demanding registration of a case against Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson. PTI S