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Bihar Police order closure of sedition case against 49 celebrities

Allegations were levelled against celebrities out of “mischief” and “lacked substance”, says Muzaffarpur district SSP Manoj Kumar Sinha.

Police in Muzaffarpur on October 9 ordered closure of a sedition case filed against 49 acclaimed artists and intellectuals who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year seeking his intervention in the rising incidence of mob lynching.

Muzaffarpur SSP Manoj Kumar Sinha said an order has been issued by him for closure of the case as investigation so far revealed that allegations were levelled against the accused out of “mischief” and “lacked substance“.

The FIR was lodged at the Sadar Police Station last week upon the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate who had forwarded a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

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