Controversial comments HC directs H Raja to appear in person

Controversial comments: HC directs H Raja to appear in person

A day after cases were booked against him for his alleged remarks against the Tamil Nadu police and judiciary, the Madras High Court on Monday ordered him to appear before it and tender an explanation over the incident within four weeks.

The Bench comprising Justice CT Selvam and Nirmal Kumar took suo motu cognisance ofRaja’s video in which he called the police ‘anti-Hindu’ and ‘Highly corrupt’ and used foul language against the High Court.

The directive by the division bench came minutes after the second bench of the Madras High Court comprising of Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and K Kalyanasundaram refused to initiate suo moto proceedings against Raja.

In a viral video, the BJP national secretary is seen squabbling with an inspector during idol immersion procession in Pudukkottai. He is also seen hurling abuses at the policeman, calling him “corrupt” and “anti-Hindu”.

His outbursts came after the police denied him permission for taking out the idol procession through a particular route citing “a court order”.

Raja, known for his penchant for stoking controversies, created a stir on Saturday by calling the Tamil Nadu police “totally corrupt” and using a derogatory term for the High Court during an argument with police in Tirumayam in Pudukkottai district.