Probe Ordered Into Sedition Charges Against Trivedi

Mumbai
Probe Ordered Into Sedition Charges Against Trivedi
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+0553
Chastened by the outrage caused by arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi for "sedition", the Maharashtra government has now ordered an inquiry into how he came to be booked for the serious offense.

State Home Department sources today said that concerned police officers and law officers would face inquiry.

Sources said the inquiry was ordered after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar objected to invocation of the section dealing with sedition in the Indian Penal Code against Trivedi.

However, the sources said, both favoured (lesser) action against Trivedi as the cartoons were offensive and portrayed the Parliament and the national emblem in poor light.

Trivedi was arrested last Sunday and was released on Wednesday after Bombay High Court granted him bail.
READ MORE IN:
Next Story : NDA to Hold Nationwide Strike on Sep 20
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
Online Casino Betway Banner