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Mamata Banerjee issued court summons over national anthem insult case

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Mumbai: A Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai has issued summons to West Bengal Chief Minister in connection with a case filed against her for allegedly insulting the national anthem.

During a visit to Mumbai last year, Mamata Banerjee had attended a public function. There, she began to sing the national anthem while still sitting on her chair. She later stood up and continued, but stopped abruptly and left the venue.

She was accused of insulting the anthem.

Later, BJP Mumbai secretary Vivekanand Gupta had filed a complaint against her.

While issuing the summons, the court in Sewri said, “The prima facie evidence brought on record by the complainant is sufficient to issue process against the accused.”

However, it noted, there was no need for an official sanction as Mamata Banerjee was not discharging her official duties as the CM of a state.

 

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