Muzaffarpur: A complaint sought to register a case of sedition against Congress leader Digvijay Singh was accepted by a local court after the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister allegedly described Ramdev as a 'fraud'.

Chief Judicial Magistrate R C Malviya accepted the complaint filed by advocate Sudhir Ojha who sought to book Singh under section 154(A) (sedition), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code.

Malviya recorded the statement of a witness of the case Aditya Kumar and fixed June 16 as next date of hearing.

Security beefed up Digvijay's residence

Meanwhile, security has been strengthened at the official residence of Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh in Bhopal.
A senior police officer said that based on intelligence reports, security had been increased at Singh's bungalow.

There were reports of some miscreants stoning Singh's residence, but police dismissed them as rumours.

Meanwhile, Singh's scheduled visit to Ratlam to take part in a Congress rally has been cancelled. The rally will be addressed later in the day by B K Hari Prasad, the Congress General Secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh; and the party's state unit president, Kantilal Bhuria.

Singh had justified police crackdown on Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption in New Delhi on Saturday and accused him of "inciting people".

Terming the yoga guru as a "fraud", Singh had also demanded an inquiry into the "thousands of crores of rupees" of property owned by Ramdev.

(Agencies)