FIR against Subramanian Swamy for accusing Rahul Gandhi of taking cocaine

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BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has found himself in a spot of bother after the Chhattisgarh Police filed an FIR against him. The FIR, according to news agency PTI, was filed based on a complaint from one Jashpur district Congress president Pawan Agrawal.

Subramanian Swamy

Jashpur Superintendent of Police Shankar Lal Baghel said that the said FIR was registered at Patthalgaon police station on Saturday night.

“Swamy himself knows that his statement was false and intentional to insult Rahul Gandhiji. Swamy knows that his statement can encourage enmity between political parties and provoke people. Such a statement can disturb peace among people,” Agrawal reportedly said in his complaint.

The Chhattisgarh Police have booked Swamy under Indian Penal Code Sections 504 (intentional insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (intent to incite any class or community of a person) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).

Speaking to news agency ANI, Subramanian Swamy had earlier said, “The person (Union Minister) Harsimrat Kaur is thinking of is Rahul Gandhi. Certainly, Rahul will fail the dope test as he takes cocaine.” The BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP was referring to Kaur’s comments stating that some politicians calling Punjabis  nashedis (Drug Addicts) should undergo the prescribed dope test first.

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had ordered a mandatory dope test for all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service.

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