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UP: FIR filed against activist Vijay Singh for drying underwear outside collectorate office

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2019 19:42 IST

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 22 (ANI): An FIR was registered against activist Vijay Singh, who has been on a sit-in strike against corruption and land mafia in the district for the last 24 years, for allegedly hanging underwear to dry in open outside the collectorate office here.
The FIR was registered under Section 509 (insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on September 18.
District Magistrate Selva Kumari had recently ended the sit-in forcefully, following which Singh has started a protest on Shiv Chowk here.
"I am not going to stop my struggle against corruption no matter what they do. That underwear was not even mine. It belonged to another person living near me, who has also submitted an affidavit to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in the matter," Singh said.
According to former Muzaffarnagar Bar Council President Satyaprakash Tyagi, the FIR was filed by a man, whereas only a woman can file an FIR under the section invoked. (ANI)