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Fatwa on Karuna: Cases registered against Vedanti
September 27, 2007 09:49 IST
Cases have been registered in Coimbatore against former Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Ram Vilas Vedanti for his alleged directive against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his anti-Ram remarks, police said on Thursday.
The Crime Branch registered the cases on Wednesday night on the complaint of S Jayakumar, president of Coimbatore District Kalaignar Tamil Peravai, police said.
The cases were registered under IPC 153 and 153-A (promoting enmity between two groups or religions) IPC 505-b and 505-c (spreading rumours) and 506 clause II of IPC (threatening life), they said.
The Chennai police had also registered a case against him following a complaint by a city resident on September 24.
Vedanti has denied that he issued a directive to "behead" Karunanidhi for his alleged anti-Ram remarks.