Patna/Sitamarhi/Darbhanga, Oct 10: Two complaints were filed against senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh today for his controversial remark that even ‘rishi-maharshis’ (saints) used to consume beef to buttress his party chief Lalu Prasad’s claim that “Hindus also eat beef”. (Read: Mixed response to Telangana bandh, top opposition leaders detained)
A complaint was filed in the court of Sitamarhi Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (CJM) Ram Bihari by an advocate Thakur Chandan Singh. The complaint was filed under sections 295(A) and 298 of IPC.Section 295(A) relates to deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious feeling. Section 298 is uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings of any person.
The CJM court would take up the matter on Monday.Another complaint was filed against Singh in Darbhanga Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court.A Darbhanga report said the complaint was filed by an advocate Vijay Kumar Chaudhary in the court of CJM V S Pandey.Singh, RJD National Vice-president waded into the beef controversy with his comment before the dust settled over Lalu Prasad’s “Hindus too eat beef” comment.
“It’s written in Vedas that Rishi-Maharshi (saints) also used to eat beef… There is no point discussing it at present (at a time when elections are held),” he had said after the filing of nomination by RJD candidate Ram Vichar Rai at Muzaffarpur on Friday. Singh had said it is a matter of academic debate and there is no point discussing it in the elections. It can be debated later on