The Bihar cops have dropped sedition charge against Celebrities who wrote an open letter criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and instead, a case will be filed against the complainant for levelling a “false” charges.
The Bihar police have decided to close the sedition case against the 49 celebrities who wrote an open letter July, asking that mob killing of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities be stopped immediately.
The Bihar police filed a case against the complainant – Sudhir Ojha, an advocate — for filing frivolous complaints, the police said.
The sedition case against the celebrities – including actor and film-maker Aparna Sen, author Ramchandra Guha and film-maker Shyam Benegal — was filed last week, leading to a huge controversy.
Police termed the case “maliciously false” and recommended action against petitioner. The case was filed “just to garner publicity,” he said.
“The SSP recommenced closure of the case and action against the complainant for filing a false case without any rhyme or reason,” the officer said. “The investigating officer in the case will file the final report at the local court within a day or two,” he added.