Petition seeks action against RSS for open display of arms, court issues notice to police
A petition has been filed in the court, seeking police action against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadre carrying and displaying lethal weapons publicly.
The petitioner had filed multiple applications with police and sought information under the Right to Information Act (RTI)--asking whether RSS had any license to carry or display weapons and using them during their events including Dussehra puja.
The petitioner, Mohnish Jabalpure, who hails from Nagpur, then approached the court, seeking for directions to the police to conduct a probe and take action against RSS for carrying and displaying weapons without licence.
On the basis of photographs that show RSS cadre with weapons,especially, a boy getting arms' training, he sought intervention. Subsequently, the court accepted the petition and issued notice to the police, asking it to file a reply. The court has fixed the next hearing of this petition on May 29.
Jabalpure had sought four types of information under RTI, two of these applications were submitted to Kotwali polie in Nagpur last year. He had sought copies of letters giving permission to RSS to display weapons.
The police reportedly said that there was no licence registered in the organisation's name. The application swere also submitted to the officer of commissioner of police. After getting reply, he filed several plaints with the police and soughtprobe and action against RSS for display of weapons.
Jabalpure sought action against the organisation and its chief for using 'un-licenced and dangerous weapons. Asserting that the police did not take cognisance, he approached court. He filed a criminal review petition in April. The court issued notice to police to file reply.