Sedition Case Filed Against Jharkhand BJP Chief Deepak Prakash


New Delhi: A sedition case was lodged against Jharkhand BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash in bypoll-bound Dumka on Saturday. Prakash is accused of trying to destabilise the JMM-Congress-RJD government in the state, police said.

The BJP leader had said in a press conference on Friday that the saffron party will form the government in the state in the next two-three months, according to news agency PTI.

On the other hand, Prakash dared the state government to arrest him within 24 hours.

The complaint was lodged by Congress’s Dumka district chief Shyamal Kishore Singh. A case under Sections 124A (punishment for sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) was registered with Dumka police station against Prakash for allegedly trying to destabilise the Jharkhand government, according to SP Amber Lakra.

“I am prepared to get arrested. If the Hemant Soren government has guts, it must arrest me within 24 hours,” Prakash told PTI.

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