The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed that no coercive movement must be taken towards Lokesh Sharma, Officer on Special Duty (Computer Communication Cell) to Rajasthan Chief Minister (CM) Ashok Gehlot, in reference to a case registered with the Delhi Police in a telecellsmartphone tapping case. The order become exceeded through Justice Suresh Kait in Lokesh Sharma’s petition searching for quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) registered through Delhi Police towards him.
The Court issued note withinside the petition and granted intervening time alleviation to Sharma until the following date of hearing. In his petition, Sharma knowledgeable the Court that the FIR pertained to the printed of positive audio conversations among BJP Cabinet Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and different people about “the use of corrupt and unlawful way to topple” the Congress authorities in Rajasthan ultimate year.
The FIR become lodged below Section 26 Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Sections 72, 72A Information Technology Act, 2000 and Sections 409,120B Indian Penal Code, 1860 on a criticism made through Shekhawat. Sharma contended that the FIR is only influenced and completely mala fide and an abuse of method as no cognizable offence is made out towards him. The FIR, he submitted, become a “device of political vendetta” and a method to “settle a political score” after FIRs that had been registered towards Shekhawat.
The Court become additionally knowledgeable that a criticism become made earlier than a Jaipur courtroom docket towards Sharma and others on the difficulty of the leaked audio clips and the equal become pending inquiry below Section 202 CrPC. Sharma, thus, prayed that both the Delhi FIR be quashed or be surpassed over to Jaipur Court as a ‘Zero FIR’. It become highlighted that no a part of the motive of movement arose in Delhi and the allegations pertained to occurrences that allegedly occurred withinside the State of Rajasthan.
The depend could be heard subsequent on August 6. Senior Advocate Siddharth Aggarwal regarded for Lokesh Sharma. The petition become filed through Advocates Anoopam N. Prasad, Nitin Saluja. Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani regarded for Shekhawat and Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra regarded for State of Rajasthan.