On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of India ordered the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Congress leader Pawan Khera for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister. The apex court also directed the police to investigate the matter and take appropriate action against Khera.
The FIR was registered after a petition was filed by a lawyer, who alleged that Khera had made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister during a press conference in Delhi on August 15. The lawyer had sought the registration of an FIR against Khera for his alleged remarks.
The Supreme Court, while ordering the registration of the FIR, said that the police should investigate the matter and take appropriate action against Khera. The court also said that the police should not take any action against Khera without prior permission from the court.
The court also directed the police to submit a report on the investigation within two weeks.
Khera, who is the national spokesperson of the Congress party, had allegedly made the remarks while responding to a question about the Prime Minister’s statement on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Khera had reportedly said that the Prime Minister’s statement was “a lie” and that he was “spreading hatred and communalism”.
The Supreme Court’s order comes at a time when the Congress party has been accusing the government of using the police to target its leaders. The party has alleged that the government is using the police to target its leaders in order to silence them.
The Supreme Court’s order is likely to be seen as a victory for the Congress party, which has been demanding that the government stop using the police to target its leaders. It is also likely to be seen as a warning to the government that it cannot use the police to target its political opponents.