India, July 20 -- A Delhi court on Friday refused to take cognisance of a complaint filed by the Delhi Police against Gautam Gambhir, the BJP parliamentarian from East Delhi, for allegedly carrying out a rally during Lok Sabha elections without permission. The court declined to take cognizance of the matter after the police failed to show "on record" any official gazette issued by the Commissioner of Police regulating the rally organised by Gambhir.

The court noted that the Commissioner of Police has the power to regulate constitution of rallies and processions through notification in official gazette but the police have not placed any such gazette "on record".

"If there is no notification, there is no violation. If the violation is all...