A local court ordered the city police on Wednesday to submit a report explaining the status of an application against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the charge of hiding facts under oath.
“Submit a report before the court within three weeks on the status of the investigation of the case,” Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate M.M. Sheikh ordered the police while acting upon a plea moved by Aam Aadmi Party activist Nishnat Verma.
Mr. Verma had earlier approached the Ranip police station seeking to file an FIR against Mr. Modi for allegedly hiding information about his marital status in his affidavit during the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections. Mr. Verma had also sought action to be taken against P.K. Jadeja, the Maninagar Vidhan Sabha seat returning officer for the 2012 Assembly election, while naming him in the FIR.
For the first time, Mr. Modi revealed in an affidavit filed along with his nomination for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat that he is a married man and his wife’s name is Jashodaben.