Mahatma Gandhi’s kin booked for offensive remarks


Jalandhar: A case has been registered against Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi, for allegedly making offensive remarks 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 IPC after a complaint by chairman of an NGO Jan Jagriti Manch, Kishan Lal,” Bimal Kant, Inspector at Jalandhar Police Commisionerate, said on Sunday.

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Mr Gandhi, speaking to media in Jaipur, had called Bhagat Singh “guilty of British rule, due to which Mahatma Gandhi had not asked for suspension of his sentence.”

Members of the NGO had submitted a memorandum to the Police Commissioner on Saturday demanding a case against the Mahatma’s great-grandson.