Bombay HC refuses to hear petition against Raosaheb Danve

Mumbai: The Bombay high court Wednesday refused to hear a petition against BJP MP Raosaheb Danve for allegedly making pro-cow slaughter statements during his election campaign. The court directed the petitioner to mention the petition before the regular bench.

On Wednesday, advocate Raju Gupta informed the court about a viral video where Mr Danve is seen making such statements and requested the court to issue orders to the police to have the clip removed.

The court however did not pass any order pertaining to the matter and told the petitioner to mention the petition before the regular bench which will sit next week.

A city-based man, Mr Kothari, had filed the petition in the Bombay high court seeking registration of a FIR against Mr Danve for his alleged pro-cow slaughter statements.

On Wednesday, the petition was mentioned before Justice K.K. Tated, who is presiding over the vacation bench of the Bombay high court.

As per the petition, the petitioner stumbled upon the video in which Danve is seen addressing a public meeting of the minority community and heard assuring the people not to worry about the law banning slaughter of cow progeny “till he is there”.

The petition read: “The statement made by Mr Danve has hurt my religious sentiments. It was in fact an abuse to the majority Hindu and Jain community as he was instigating the Muslim community to break the law and kill cows and their progeny during Bakri Eid. He has insulted all Hindus and Jains.”

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