Case filed against IOK BJP President, MLC for bribing scribes » Kashmir Media Service

Jammu, May 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Leh police have registered a case against the BJP leaders who tried to bribe journalists to influence the outcome of the recently held so-called Indian Parliamentary elections in Ladakh.

The FIR was registered on the directives of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Leh, after the court took cognizance of the case and the complaint filed by journalists of Leh and leaders of the Congress, who were seeking strict action against the BJP leaders.

“Since it is a non-cognisable offence, we received directions (for the registration of an FIR against the accused) from the court on Wednesday. Subsequent action will be taken,” Avny Lavasa, District Magistrate, Leh, told media men.

The journalists, after filing a complaint with the police, submitted the CCTV footage as evidence to the District Magistrate requesting her to forward it to the court.

Congress candidate for Ladakh seat Rigzin Spalbar said, “It is a serious issue and we will not let them go scot-free. The BJP should expel both leaders on moral grounds. We will hold a protest against the BJP for bribing journalists.”

In the purported CCTV footage, BJP MLC Vikram Randhawa was seen handing out envelopes to journalists in the presence of the party’s unit chief Ravinder Raina on May 02.

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