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Beer brand using Gandhiji name and picture sued

Saturday, Jan 3, 2015,21:35 IST By metro vaartha A A A

Hyderabad | An advocate has filed a petition against England Brewing Company in Rangareddy court accusing the firm of insulting Mahatma Gandhi by printing his images on their liquor bottles.
Advocate Janardhan Reddy said he filed the petition in the XI Metropolitan Magistrate court and the court was yet to taken a decision on the petition.
The beer brand in question is called “Gandhi-Bot”, and the name was well-publicized despite many Indians living in the United States protesting against it.
The petitioner requested the court to summon the company’s representatives as per section 3 (Punishment of offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried within India) of IPC for misusing the image of the Father of Nation.

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