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Sanction to prosecute Swamy in article case obtained, Delhi Police tells HC

New Delhi: The police on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that the necessary sanction to prosecute Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in a case lodged against him on charge of writing an inflammatory article in 2011 has been obtained.

The Delhi Police had, on October 3, 2011, registered the case under Section 153-A (spreading enmity between communities) of the Indian Penal Code against Swamy.

The case was registered on a complaint from the National Commission for Minorities for writing the article in a Mumbai daily in July 2011, which allegedly sought revocation of the voting rights of Muslims

Justice I.S. Mehta, hearing a plea by Swamy for quashing the FIR, was told by the police that a draft charge sheet in the case was ready and would be filed soon.

–IANS

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