FIR against Subramanian Swamy for saying Rahul Gandhi takes cocaine

Chhattisgarh police have lodged an FIR against BJPs Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy following a complaint that he allegedly made a false statement against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, police said Sunday. In his written complaint, Agrawal said Swamy alleged that Rahul Gandhi takes cocaine, and added that the BJP leader has no right and facts to make such a statement. Swamy knows that his statement can encourage enmity between political parties and provoke people. Such a statement can disturb peace among people, he said in the complaint. The case has been registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 504 (intentional insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (intent to incite any class or community of a person) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonments), the SP said. Chhattisgarh Congress spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said, Swamys statement is unacceptable and highly condemnable. It has disrespected Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party in the state and all over the country. He has no moral and legal right to make such a false statement. Various wings of the Congress, including the Youth Congress, Womens Congress and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) in the state have been filing a complaint against Swamy at police stations in all the districts and development block headquarters since Saturday night, he said.