Ketan Dixit, a 21 year old activist arrested for screening banned documentary "India's Daughter" in Delhi has approached the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him. He said that he was illegally arrested and detained which "clearly violates" his rights under the Constitution.
He placed his plea before a bench of Justice Manmohan Singh to challenge his arrest by Delhi Police on March 12 and asked for compensation for the "unnecessary harassment".
"It is necessary in the interest of justice that the same be quashed as whatever is alleged of the petitioner to have committed was based on goodwill and awareness promotion in the society," the petitioner's counsel told the court.
Police booked Dixit under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 228A (disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences) of the IPC.
The documentary by filmmaker Leslee Udwin, based on the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in Delhi, was screened in village Awalkheda near Agra on March 8.