The complainant, advocate Satya Prakash Gautam, filed the revision petition before District Judge T R Naval who has fixed the matter for tomorrow.
Challenging the trial court's order, he has alleged that the magistrate "has only desperately tried to shield the proposed accused under various pretexts including those not even on record, like the intention of the proposed accused while making impugned statements which were the basis of
filing the present complaint."
"It is clear that the Metropolitan Magistrate has tried to step into the shoes of the counsel of the proposed accused to defend him. Thus, the impugned order deserves to be set aside on this ground alone," he alleged.
The magisterial court had yesterday dismissed his plea observing that no criminal offence was "ex-facie" made out against the former Army chief.
The court had said that for no reason Singh's statement can be seen as a remark made to demean any caste or creed and it does not see the comment as an "analogy drawn between the dog (as an animal) and humans (of a caste or creed)".
The complainant had alleged that the Minister of State for External Affairs had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community with such remarks. Singh had kicked up a storm with his alleged remarks in connection with the Faridabad incident, that the government cannot be blamed if anyone throws a stone at a dog.


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