The Chhattisgarh High Court has stayed the investigation by State police into the case registered against BJP National Vice President and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and spokesperson Sambit Patra for tweeting out a document claiming it to be a toolkit by the Congress party.
Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas observed that the FIR against Singh was registered out of malafides and political grudge.
“Considering the facts of the case and perusal of FIR, prima face no case is made out against the petitioner and criminal proceedings is manifestly attended against the petitioner with malafides or political grudge,” the Court held.
Hence, continuation of investigation based on the FIR registered against Singh on May 19 would be an abuse of process of law, the Court ruled staying the FIR.
The FIR had been registered based on a complaint filed by one Akash Sharma who is the State President of National Student Union of India.