New Delhi: Police on Saturday lodged a formal complaint against Gautam Gambhir, BJP’s East Delhi Lok Sabha seat candidate, for allegedly holding a public meeting in Jangpura without prior permission from authorities, officials said. The complaint was lodged after East Delhi Returning Officer K Mahesh asked police to take action against the cricketer-turned politician for allegedly violating rules.
“We have initiated action against Gautam Gambhir under sections 28/110 of the Delhi Police Act,” Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast), said. Police have registered a “kalandra”, which is a formal complaint lodged by police in a non-cognisable offence under the act which gives special power to the force, another officer said. Gambhir did not seek prior permission to hold a public meeting in Janpura on April 25, officials said.
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