The move came following a complaint by a JD(U) MLC against his online post. Also, another complaint was also filed in the district court against Katju.
Katju has been booked under 124-A (sedition) and other sections of IPC, according to SHO of Shashtrinagar police station Birendra Prata.
Katju had earlier backtrack yesterday but then continued to take jibes at others.
Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and JD(U) leaders K C Tyagi and Shyam Rajak among others also criticised him for his comments.
“The state of Bihar may be lacking in resources but it did not give Katju a free hand to humiliate Bihar… The state may be devoid of resources but it does not mean anyone can lambast it,” Tejaswi had said.
The date for hearing the plea is yet to be decided.