Court dismisses complaint against industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Metropolitan Magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha dismissed the complaints against the industrialist.The complainants had sought the court's direction to summon and prosecute Bajaj, alleging that the website of his insurance joint venture company, Germany's Allianz, carried a map of India that showed Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as part of China and Pakistan respectively.

Bajaj has an insurance business JV with Allianz.One of the complainants, Sanjay Sachdeva, in pursuance of the earlier order, had filed various judgements of superior courts in support of his claim saying, "The industrialist can be prosecuted for sedition and other offences under the IPC, the IT Act and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act."

"The 'disfigured' map was in contravention of India's territory as defined in the Constitution," Sachdeva said.

Sachdeva, a member of the Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party, has sought prosecution of Bajaj for sedition charges on the grounds that the disfigurement of India map was an "anti-national" act.

The court, however, was not satisfied with his contention and dismissed his plea.
Sachdeva said he would move the Delhi High Court against the dismissal of his complaint.
Responding to the allegations, Bajaj had earlier told PTI that the portal, which depicted the map with the reported discrepancy, belonged to his company's insurance venture partner Allianz.

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