Chhattisgarh HC reserves its verdict in toolkit case, asks state to submit its reply in 3 weeks

Chhattisgarh HC reserves its verdict in toolkit case, asks state to submit its reply in 3 weeks

Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court has reserved its verdict in the toolkit case besides asking government to submit its reply in 3 weeks.

The matter will be heard after receiving government’s reply. Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh and BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra have filed a petition demanding the cancellation of the FIR lodged against both the BJP leaders at the Civil Lines police station in Raipur on May 19 in the toolkit case.

BJP's Rajya Sabha member and advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, Vivek Sharma, Gary Mukhopadhyay argued on behalf of former CM Raman Singh. Advocate General Satish Chandra Verma and Abhishek Singhvi appeared on behalf of state. The hearing went on for about 4 hours in the court. After which the court reserved its decision on the application. Now the next hearing will be held after three weeks.

It has been stated in the petition that tool kit against which the offense has been registered was available in the public domain. The petitioners have commented on the digital document in the public domain. As such, no indictment is made out against him.