New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the police on a plea of Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against him for writing an "inflammatory" article in a Mumbai daily in July 2011.

Issuing notice to Delhi Police, Justice Kailash Gambhir sought its response by August 26 on Swamy's plea for quashing of the FIR on the ground that "whatever investigation has been done by the police in past 21 months, no material has been found which would cause communal disharmony in society".

A case was filed against Swamy in October 2011 by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, on a complaint from the National Commission for Minorities, for writing the alleged inflammatory article which the complaint said was intended to spread communal enmity.

"In 2005, Swamy had written a book on terrorism in India and the content of the book did not cause any sort of communal disturbance but writing an article, which is based on the book, became offensive,” senior advocate KTS Tulsi, appearing for Swamy, argued.

Swamy was granted anticipatory bail in January 2012 by the High Court after he had given an undertaking in the court that he would refrain from writing such articles in future.


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