Supreme Court: Appeal filed by Chhattisgarh Govt. in Toolkit Case Dismissed

Alka Verma-

Published On: September 22, 2021 at 14:50 IST

The Supreme Court of India dismissed an Appeal filed by Chhattisgarh Government regarding the Toolkit Case.

The Appeal was against an order given by the Chhattisgarh High Court.

The High Court Order had stayed the investigation against Former Chief Minister Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in relation to the Toolkit Case.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli stated, “We are not inclined to interfere. Let the High Court decide the matter expeditiously. Appeal dismissed. Let not the observations come in the way of deciding the case on merits.”

Don’t waste your energy here. We are not inclined to entertain the Special Leave Petitions (SLP). We dismiss the SLPs,” the Bench said to Senior Advocate A M Singhvi, who was appearing for the State.

The Chhattisgarh High Court on June 11 had passed two orders through which it granted Interim Relief to Singh and Patra.

The Apex Court also took note that the statements written in the FIR prove that no Public Peace was harmed and moreover it is all about the Political Rivalry of Two Parties.

Therefore, the Court observed that the further investigation will be an abuse of process of law.

An FIR was registered against Singh based on a complaint filed by Akash Sharma, President of National Student Union of India.

A toolkit created by Congress party to defame and tarnish the Country as well as PM Narendra Modi but such claims were denied by Congress party.

It should be noted here that Singh himself tweeted a document which talked about the creation of Toolkit.

Based on the complaint, a case was filed against Singh for offences such as Intentional Insult with intent to provoke Breach of the Peace (Section 504), Disobedience to order duly promulgated by Public Servant (Section 188), Forgery (Section 469) and Public mischief (Section 505) of IPC.

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