Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: A local court here asked the city police on Wednesday to register a first information report against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for his reported remarks on Lord Rama and Valmiki, author of the Ramayana.

Acting on a case filed by BJP State committee member I. Kurma Rao on September 29, in which he contended that “Mr. Karunanidhi had hurt the sentiments of crores of Hindus by his remarks against Lord Rama and Valmiki,” First Metropolitan Magistrate M. Rambabu asked the Penamaluru police here to register an FIR, investigate the issue and submit a report to the court on November 5.

The police said they were yet to receive a copy of the court’s direction.