New Delhi: The petition seeking a criminal case against Anna Hazare and his team has been dismissed by Metropolitan Magistrate Tyagita Singh of the Tis Hazari Court.

The court said, a criminal case cannot be filed against Team Anna under 156 CrPC regarding Anna Hazare’s movement in August. However, the court allowed petitioner Satbir granted opportunity to be a witness in the case under Section 200 CrPC. 

The Court has fixed December 12 for recording of the complainant's statement.

It is to be noted, a Haryana resident Satbir had filed a petition asking to file a criminal case against Anna and team members under 156 CrPC. In his petition, Satbir had accused Anna and his team of giving hate speech at the Ramlila Maidan.

This disrupted normal life in the capital and the people held protests against the government.

The court had asked a report from the police on which the police made it clear that a criminal case cannot be filed against Team Anna in this regard. On these grounds, the court dismissed the petition.

JPN/Bureau