India, Politics, Uttar Pradesh

FIR against BJP leader Sangeet Som for using riots video during election campaign

An FIR was registered on Wednesday against BJP leader Sangeet Som and two others for violating the poll code by screening a documentary containing parts of his speech related to the Dadri lynching case and his arrest during the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Sangeet Som, Virendra Kumar and Chandrshekhar Singh have been booked for violating the poll code under Section 188  of IPC and Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act.

“Kumar and Singh while campaigning screened a documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots, Kawal killings, mahapanchayat in Khera village and Som’s arrest during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots,” SSP J Ravindra Kumar told media.

Police reportedly seized the documentary CD and the vehicle used for canvassing voters.

Meanwhile, Som replied that there was nothing controversial in the CD and some TV channels had already aired those visuals.

Uttar Pradesh will undergo Assembly polls from February 11 to March 8.

Sangeeth Som will contest from the Sardhana constituency.

Earlier, Som was booked under the National Security Act in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.

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