A complaint case was filed in a Muzaffarpur court on Friday against 21 Andhra Pradesh MPs charging them with sedition and other offences for bringing disrepute to the Indian democracy.
The case was filed by a practising lawyer of Muzaffarpur, Sudhir Ojha, alleging that the MPs had maligned the image of Parliament by spraying pepper powder and indulging in fisticuffs with their fellow members during the introduction of the Telangana bill on Thursday.
The complaint has been filed under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 124(B) (sedition), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. “The MPs concerned brought shame to the institution by indulging in unprecedented activities,” the complaint said.
Ojha said he felt hurt by the conduct of the MPs, 18 of whom had been named in the complaint. “Nobody can expect such a demeaning act from people’s representatives and that too in Parliament,” Ojha said.
The petitioner pleaded with the court to take cognisance of the conduct of the MPs. He also requested the court to issue summons to the MPs concerned. The court has fixed the next date of hearing on March 7.