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Tractor Rally: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Caravan journalists booked for sedition in Noida

Days after a farmer's death in the violence during the farmers' tractor march in Delhi, a First Information Report has been filed in Uttar Pradesh against Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pandey and editors of Caravan magazine for allegedly spreading fake news and provoking communal violence on January 26.

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New Delhi, First Published Jan 28, 2021, 10:53 PM IST
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Days after a farmer's death in the violence during the farmers' tractor march in Delhi, a First Information Report has been filed in Uttar Pradesh against Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pandey and editors of Caravan magazine for allegedly spreading fake news and provoking communal violence on January 26.

The FIR has been file in Uttar Pradesh's Gautambuddha Nagar.

 

 

The complaint has been filed under the following sections:

* Section 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups)

* Section 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot)

* Section 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings)

* Section 298 (Uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings)

* Section 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace)

* Section 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation)

* Section 505(2) (Statements conducing to public mischief)

* Section 124-A (Sedition)

* Section 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention)

* Section 120-B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) 

* Section 66 (Punishment for sending offensive messages).

The FIR alleges that eight people including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pandey and Zafar Agha spread violence on Republic Day through social media posts on farmers' protests.

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