Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, other journalists booked for ‘sedition’ in UP over Delhi violence

Six Journalists and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor have been booked by the Noida Police for sedition over the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi. The six Journalists named in the FIR are Mrinal Pande, Rajdeep Sardesai, Vinod Jose, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath.

The Noida Police said “The FIR was lodged at the Sector 20 police station here following a complaint by a resident who alleged that ‘digital broadcast’ and ‘social media posts’ by these people were responsible for the violence during a tractor rally by farmers in the national capital.”

The FIR has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 124A (sedition), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 120B (criminal conspiracy), among others.


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