Youtuber Ajeet Bharti served notice for his remarks on Rahul Gandhi

Bharti is told to appear in the Bengaluru High Grounds police station within seven days of receiving the notice

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Serving the Notice

Youtuber Ajeet Bharti said on Thursday that some men claiming to be from Karnataka police came and gave him notice in connection of a case lodged against him in Bengaluru for his remarks on Rahul Gandhi, the former president of Congress.

Statement of Ajeet Bharti

“At around 2 pm, three people who told me they were with Karnataka Police, arrived at my house to give me notice. I asked them if they informed Noida Police. In turn, they enquired about the local police station,” Bharti posted on X.

“I immediately informed a local police official. Soon, two Uttar Pradesh Police cars arrived, and took the three men from Bengaluru with them. I thank Noida Police for their prompt action,” the Noida-based YouTuber added.

Remarks on Rahul Gandhi

On Saturday, a FIR was registered based on a complaint lodged at High Grounds police station by BK Bopanna, the legal cell secretary of the Congress Party in Karnataka. Bopanna alleged that Ajeet recently said in a video posted on X that Rahul Gandhi is planning to rebuild the Babri Masjid in place of newly opened Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Sections Implied in the Complaint

The YouTuber’s remarks amount to ‘hate speech’ and ‘could harm public peace and harmony,’ Bopanna alleged in his complaint, demanding legal action against Ajeet Bharti. Bharti was subsequently booked under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.) and 505 (2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) of the Indian Penal Code.

Response of BJP

BJP has accused the Congress government of dictatorial tactics against Ajeet Bharti. BJP extends their support to Youtuber Ajeet Bharti.

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