Delhi man who filed case against PM Modi, alleges threat to life

, 1:49 PM IST

New Delhi: A man, who lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly “insulting” the national flag, today told a Delhi court that he apprehended that he could be killed because of the case.

The complainant, Ashish Sharma, alleged before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria that on 12 August, he was arrested and tortured by the Delhi Police “without any crime” and released after four days.

“I may be murdered, attacked or vanish from this world. Nevertheless, I am requesting the court to keep in record that how and how much I am being tortured because of this case,” complainant Ashish Sharma said.

The court has now fixed the matter for 30 November. In his complaint, Sharma had alleged that the Prime Minister had “insulted” the national flag on the international yoga day on 21 June last year. The court had on April 6 taken cognisance of the complaint against Modi in the case.