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Trivedi Charges Still Not Dropped

Posted in International Comics by mvblair on October 1, 2012

Indian political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi is still awaiting charges, according to The Indian Express. Arrested because his cartoons were supposedly seditious, Trivedi posted bail, but has yet to be officially charged. There are rumors that there will be no charges, but a team of police officers say that charges could still come forth:

Under the World: The Escape Clause, The Indian Express, October 1, 2012

A section of Mumbai Police officers probing the Aseem Trivedi case still maintains the contentious charge of sedition slapped on the young political cartoonist might not be dropped. Despite public outrage against police ham-handedness in dealing with the case, officers reason had the charge not been appropriate, the magistrate court itself would have struck it down. But police are not ready to take a chance either and are trying to shift the blame saying while advising that the cartoonist be booked for sedition, their legal officer had said his “opinion should not be considered final.”

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