FIR against Babulal Marandi for barb against Jharkhand CM, Shibu Soren

Ranchi: The war of political words have turned bitter  into legal battle.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supporters have lodged FIR against BJP state president and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi for allegedly using hateful and derogatory words against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his father and Rajya Sabha member Shibu Soren.

According to Police sources, the FIRs have been registered in Ranchi, Simdega, Latehar and Deoghar.

In Ranchi, Sonu Tirkey, a Kanke resident, lodged first FIR at the Kanke police station. Te FIR demands  action against Marandi saying that the BJP leader’s words given for political advantage hurt the tribal society.

The FIRs has been lodged after Marandi during his ‘Sankalp Rally’ in Santhal Pargana targeted Hemant Soren and his father with many words suggesting they were involved in various corruptions and loot of tribal land.

“The FIR has been lodged under different sections of IPC. The IPC sections in which police lodged an FIR include 500, 505, and 504(2) of Indian Penal Code (IPS),” said a police official.

Section 500 of IPC provided that whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both

Section 504(2) of IPC provides punishment for insulting someone intentionally to provoke them, with the knowledge that the provocation caused by their insult can induce the person to commit an offence or act in a way that can breach the peace of the public.

Section 505 of IPC if provided for the same whoever makes or circulates statements or rumours with intent to cause mutiny or fear among military personnel, incite offenses against the State or public tranquility, or promote hatred between different religious or social groups can be punished with imprisonment up to three years, or with a fine, or both; and if committed in a place of worship, the punishment can extend up to five years with a fine.

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