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Court issues arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

Kolkata, PTI | Updated : 14 August 2019, 08:14 AM
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dipanjan Sen issued a bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor. (File Photo:PTI)
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dipanjan Sen issued a bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor. (File Photo:PTI)

A Kolkata Court has issued an arrest warrant against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his alleged remark that the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.

Tharoor’s alleged statement had sparked off a controversy with the saffron party demanding an apology from the Congress leader.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dipanjan Sen issued a bailable warrant against Tharoor on a petition by lawyer Sumit Chowdhury, who claimed the statement promoted disharmony.

The matter has been scheduled for hearing again on September 24.

First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 08:14 AM
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