Supreme Court adjourns Brinda Karat's plea for FIR against Thakur, Verma to Oct 3 [4.9.2023]

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till October 3 the hearing on the plea of CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat challenging the Delhi High Court's order dismissing a petition against the trial court's refusal to order registration of an FIR against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Verma for their alleged hate speeches over anti-CAA protests.

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal deferred the matter after Additional Solicitor General SV Raju submitted a request for adjournment.

The top court said no further adjournment will be granted to the respondent in the case.

The apex court on April 17 had issued notice to the Delhi Police on the plea filed by Karat.

On June 13 last year, the Delhi High Court had dismissed the petition filed by CPI(M) leaders Karat and KM Tiwari against the two BJP MPs for their alleged hate speeches.

The high court had refused to interfere with the trial court's order, saying under the law sanction is required to be obtained from the competent authority for registration of FIR in the present facts.

04 Sep 2023