BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday despatched a authorized discover to cartoonist Rachita Taneja for registering and blocking area title on the parliamentarian’s title after the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The MP from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has requested Rachita Taneja, a social media influencer, to instantly restrain, stop and desist from utilizing the web site / area title ‘www.pragyasinghthakur.com’.
The Supreme Court on December 18 had, individually, issued a show-cause discover to Rachita Taneja for her alleged scandalous tweets towards the highest court docket.
The authorized discover despatched via felony lawyer and Advocate on Record Namit Saxena alleged that there was a sample in Rachita Taneja’s posts the place she has intentionally named Pragya Thakur as a “terrorist” which is a “contumacious and designed with the sole intention to malign the image” of the BJP chief.
The discover additional alleged that Rachita Taneja’s intention is to create a story towards Pragya Thakur in order to impede her pending trial.
Pragya Thakur is an accused within the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case wherein 10 individuals have been killed and several other injured. She is dealing with trial below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. In 2017, she was granted bail on well being grounds.
The authorized discover states that Pragya Thakur was elected as a parliamentarian from Bhartiya Janta Party on May 24, 2019 and two weeks in a while June 8, 2019 Rachita Taneja registered the area title www.pragyasinghthakur.com’.
It alleged that Rachita Taneja in her social media handles has intentionally posted baseless content material which portrays an incorrect picture of the BJP chief.
Pragya Thakur, via her Delhi-based lawyer, has talked about a few of Rachita Taneja’s posts within the authorized discover to additional declare that the intention behind this was to “orchestrate a motivated public hearing to obstruct the ongoing bench hearing against the MP and harass her”.
“That the timeline on which these posts have been uploaded by you is extremely crucial as you wanted to create a narrative against my client to malign her reputation and goodwill immediately after my client’s election results. This is in line with concerted efforts made to jeopardize my client’s image amongst the society,” Mr Saxena stated within the authorized discover.
The BJP MP within the authorized discover requested to indicate trigger inside seven days as to why and below what circumstances and with what intention did Rachita Taneja buy/create/register/block the stated area title on June 8, 2019.
The politician requested the cartoonist to restrain from utilizing the stated web site/area title or any variant thereof within the title of Pragya Thakur.
The discover to Rachita Taneja stated: “That in case you fail to comply with the terms of this notice, we shall be constrained to initiate appropriate legal proceedings, both civil and criminal, against you.”
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