FIR filed against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without permission


Gautam Gambhir

The Delhi Police have filed a case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gautam Gambhir for holding an election rally without permission.

The FIR was filed against Gautam Gambhir after the Election Commission asked the Delhi Police to register an FIR against the cricket-turned-politician for violating the Model Code of Conduct after he reportedly held a public meeting without permission.

East Delhi Electoral Officer K Mahesh on Saturday had asked Delhi Police to register an FIR against Gautam Gambhir for rallying without permission from the commission in Jungpura on April 25.

Gautam Gambhir is BJP’s candidate from the East Delhi constituency.

Earlier, Gambhir landed in a controversy after AAP leader Atishi filed a complaint against the former cricketer and BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly enrolling as a voter in more than one constituency in violation of the Representation of the People Act (RPA).

The complaint had alleged that Gambhir, the East Delhi BJP candidate, has enrolled “deliberately” and “illegally” as a voter in at least two separate constituencies here — Karol Bagh and Rajinder Nagar.

The plea, filed by advocate Mohd Irshad on Thursday, further alleged that Gambhir has provided false information in his nomination papers, accompanying affidavit and other documents preceding voter screening and registration in order to be seen as qualified to contest elections and potentially secure membership of the Parliament.

The court will be hearing the plea against Gautam Gambhir on May 1.


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