Additional District and Sessions Judge Sudesh Kumar Sharma gave the directions yesterday on a review petition of the police which was seeking scrapping of the FIR registered on September 7, 2012 in Hisar.

The case was registered on a complaint of advocate Rajat Kalsan in which he had claimed that the speech of Raj Thackeray in Mumbai on August 31, 2012 against the people of North India was 'dangerous for integrity and sovereignty of the country'.

The petitioner had alleged that the speech attempted to create animosity between two classes while trying to instigate riots and was violations of provisions of the Constitution. The case was registered by the police on the directions of the then Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Hansi, Ashvani Kumar.

However, on October 4, 2012, police had filed a plea in Hisar court seeking dismissal of the case on the ground of jurisdiction. But the court expressed strong objection and ordered to re-examination of the case and asked Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to take action against the Station House Officer (SHO) Hansi within ten days for not taking any steps in this case.

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