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Case against Amitabh, Abhishek for insulting tricolour

Amitabh, Abhishek

Ghaziabad:  A judicial magistrate’s court here has registered a complaint case against Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek for allegedly insulting Indian national flag.

The case was registered yesterday under section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and Flag Code of India, 2002.

Complainant Chetan Dhiman, an activist associated with NGO Mitr, in his complaint before the magistrate, has alleged that on April 23 he, along with his friends, was viewing on the Internet some video clippings and photographs related to victory of Indian cricket team against Pakistan in the World Cup.

In one of the photographs, the complainant said Amitabh while celebrating the victory over Pakistan at his Juhu residence on February 15 had draped an Indian Tricolour on his back and shoulders and waved at his admirers.

Earlier on April 2, 2011, his son Abhishek had also wrapped an Indian Tricolour around himself while he waved hands towards his fans at his residence after the victory of Indian cricket team in another World Cup match.

The complainant reiterated that viewing these acts of the Bachchans he and his friends were shocked and prayed before the court that the accused duo be summoned to face trial.

Ghaziabad Judicial Magistrate Dhirendra Singh heard the arguments advanced by advocates Alok Shishodia and Sanjeev Sharma who appeared on behalf of the complaint.

The magistrate then passed an order asking the complainant to appear before the court on July 13 for recording of his statement under section 200 of the CrPC.

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