A man, who lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly "insulting" the national flag, on Thursday told a Delhi court that he believes that he could be killed because of the case.
The complainant, Ashish Sharma, alleged before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria that on August 12, he was arrested and tortured by the Delhi Police "without any crime" and released after four days.
"I may be murdered, attacked or vanish from this world. Nevertheless, I am requesting the court to keep in record that how and how much I am being tortured because of this case...," complainant Ashish Sharma said. The court has now fixed the matter for November 30.
In his complaint, Sharma had alleged that the prime minister had "insulted" the national flag on the international yoga day on June 21 last year.
The court had on April 6 taken cognisance of the complaint against Modi in the case.