Cases filed against H Raja for remarks against court, police

Cases filed against H Raja for remarks against court, police

The Thirumayam police in Tamil Nadu on Sunday registered a case against BJP national secretary H Raja and four others for creating ruckus after police stopped Ganesh Chathurthi procession in Pudukottai district.

The police booked cases against him and seven others under several Sections of the Indian Penal Code. Those booked include functionaries of the BJP and the Hindu Munnani.

An FIR was registered against Raja and others at the Thirumayam police station on a complaint filed by Station House Officer A Manoharan, accusing the BJP leader and others of triggering enmity between two groups.

As a video of Raja angrily arguing with policemen went viral in the social media, the opposition DMK Sunday demanded action against him while the AIADMK government deprecated the BJP leader’s remarks.

Raja was engaged in a heated argument with cops and accusing them of being corrupt. When the police officials, asked those participating in the procession to avoid crossing a sensitive area, the BJP leader lost his cool and started using abrasive language.

Raising strong objections to the orders, Raja said, “Police have become too corrupt now, you all are taking bribes. You (Police) are anti-Hindu. If you torture a Hindu, you cannot be called one. Don’t be their enemy.”

Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said the State government, in consultation with legal experts, was considering initiating action against Raja for insulting the police force.

“As for his comments on the court, we hope the judiciary will initiate suo motu proceedings against him,” Jayakumar said. However, Raja has said the voice in the video clip is not his.