Indore: An Indore lawyer has filed petition in a local court against Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindu community people. The court has directed the petitioner, Advocate Mukesh Sethia, to turn up with more evidence in the case and record his statements on January 15.
It is to be noted that the Goa chief minister during a book release function on December 18 had reportedly said that he used to read ‘ Mahabharat’ in his toilet only.
He had stated that toilet is the place where he would read books without any interruption. This statement of Parrikar did not go well with Advocate Sethia and he lodged the petition against Parrikar.
Advocate Sethia said that the statement of the Goa CM hurt religious sentiment of his family, friends and others and sought from the court to direct police to register case against Parrikar under Section 153 A ( Hurting Religious Sentiment) and 295 A ( dishonouring religious book) of the IPC. “ The court has taken my petition under consideration and directed me to provide additional evidence in support my petition,” he added.