A case was registered against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for repeatedly asking the crowd at his rally in Bihar’s Samastipur to chant `chowkidar chor hai’. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav was also present at the rally. The case was filed in Ara Civil Court by an advocate against both Gandhi and Yadav.
The complainant Satyavrat, has sought registration of case under sections 124(A) and 505(1) of IPC, which pertain to sedition and causing fear and alarm among public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state. The complainant, an advocate by profession said that he was deeply hurt when he watched Gandhi asking the crowd to chant the slogan. The case will be heard on April 29.
Earlier on Friday, while addressing a rally in Samastipur, the Congress president, who has been rankling the ruling BJP with his slogan ‘Chowkidar chor hai’, a jibe at PM Modi, sought to electrify the crowds by making them chant the pungent one-liner a number of times.