RJD MP’s medical college publishes India map without PoK, FIR lodged

KATIHAR (BIHAR): An FIR was lodged today against a medial college owned by an RJD MP from Bihar for allegedly publishing a prospectus featuring a map of India without the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in it, police said.

The incident triggered sharp reactions from the ruling BJP-JD(U) alliance, which termed it an act of sedition.

In its prospectus for the 2018-19 session, the Katihar Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) has not shown the PoK in India’s map. The college authorities said it was an error committed by the printing press and that it was being rectified.

Ahmad Ashfaque Karim was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an RJD nominee along with five others in March.

On the directive of the Katihar district magistrate, the FIR was lodged with Katihar Mufassil police station this evening against the KMCH management and others for distorting the map of India, Katihar Sub-Divisional Police Officer Anil Kumar said. (AGENCIES)