The Delhi Police on Saturday registered a case against Gautam Gambhir for holding an election rally without taking permission.
The move came after the Election Commission (EC) had asked that the FIR be registered against Gautam Gambhir.
The EC said Gambhir had not taken permission for his rally in Delhi’s Jangpura, violating the model code of conduct.
The cricketer-turned-politician is the BJP’s nominee from the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat and is pitted against AAP’s Atishi and senior Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Gautam Gambhir is making his debut from the Lok Sabha seat and has been under attack from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over allegations that he had double entries in the voter list.
“First, Discrepancies in nomination papers. Then, Criminal offence of having 2 voter IDs. Now, FIR for illegal rally. My question to @GautamGambhir: When you don’t know the rules, why play the game?” AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi questioned.
“Two voter lists. Two Assembly Constituencies. One common name: Gautam Gambhir One conclusion: @GautamGambhir’s imminent disqualification from the Lok Sabha election,” Atishi said.
Delhi will vote on May 12 and the results will be counted on May 23.