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MLA Saji Cherian: FIR lodged against MLA Saji Cherian for his anti-constitutional statement

Pathanamthitta (Kerala) | An FIR was registered on Thursday towards CPI(M) MLA Saji Cherian in connection together with his anti-constitutional remarks in Kerala. Minister of Cultural and Fisheries Division, Cherian resigned from his submit on Wednesday after he got here beneath assault from numerous sections, together with opposition events, over the assertion. A senior police officer of the district stated {that a} case was registered beneath part 2 of the Prevention of Insults to Nationwide Honor Act at Keezhavaipur police station. Below the Act, there’s a provision of imprisonment for a most interval of three years or with high-quality or with each.

When the FIR was registered, the MLAs had been within the Home to take part within the ongoing session of the Meeting. Appearing on the orders of a Justice of the Peace’s court docket in Thiruvalla, the police on Wednesday registered a case towards Cherian. The court docket had directed registration of a case towards Cherian whereas listening to a petition filed by an Ernakulam-based lawyer for allegedly defaming the Structure. Amid the opposition’s demand for his elimination from the ministerial submit, Cherian had on Wednesday stated that he had determined to step down voluntarily.

It’s value noting that Cherian had criticized the Structure, saying that it “forgives exploitation and it has been written in such a way that it can be used to rob the people of the country”. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) chief Cherian made this assertion at a political occasion held just lately at Mallappally within the southern district. The problem gained momentum after the speech was telecast on a number of regional tv channels on Tuesday.

Cherian had stated in a press release within the Meeting on Tuesday afternoon that his remarks made at an occasion at Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district have been “tampered with”. He had stated, “I’m a public servant, who respects the Structure and upholds its noble values. I by no means had any intention to insult the structure or say something towards it.

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