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High Court admits petition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in selfie case

Monday, Sep 28, 2015,16:47 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Ahmedabad | The Gujarat High court today admitted a criminal revision petition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a selfie with the Bhartiya Janta Party’s election symbol ‘Lotus’ on his lapel on the day of polling in Lok Sabha election.

Justice G R Udwani, after orally admitting the petition, fixed the next hearing for October 6 after States Advocate General Kamal Trivedi made a plea to give him time to furnish more details. A criminal case was filed by Nishant Varma of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Ranip police station against Mr Modi for taking a selfie outside the polling booth on the day of the polling which was telecast by various television channels. Earlier, the Metropolitan Court, which had ordered the crime branch to investigate the case, gave a clean chit to Mr Modi in the case.
Mr Varma then filed a criminal revision decision before the High Court following in which the case came up for hearing before the court of Justice G R Udwani, Gujarat. The hearing lasted for one hour. Justice Udwani gave an oral order admitting the petition and adjourned the case.
However, the Advocate General again pleaded with the court to give time to the government to clarify certain legal issues .Allowing time, Justice Udwani deferred the hearing for October 6.