Delhi Police has registered a case on the basis of a complaint by a lawyer who alleged that AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan used abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Red Fort last month.
“We have registered an FIR in respect of non-cognisable offence under IPC Section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) on the basis of a complaint,” a senior police official said today, adding the police are also examining a video in connection with the event.
However, Khan has not been technically named in the FIR which was registered at north Delhi’s Kotwali Police station yesterday on the basis of a complaint by advocate Vivek Garg, who had earlier lodged several complaints against the city government with Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch.
On Wednesday, Delhi unit of BJP had filed a complaint with the police against Khan accusing him of using “abusive language” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Red Fort on February 16 and demanded action against him.
A delegation of BJP leaders, including party’s Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay, has met Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar and submitted the copy of a video it claimed to have obtained from social media.
Upadhyay has claimed that the Okhla MLA had made the remarks at an event organised by the Delhi government’s Urdu Academy last month.
An AAP spokesperson has questioned the veracity of the video. However, Khan has defended his alleged remarks, saying that he was merely criticising the “anti-Dalit” and “anti-minority” policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre.
“What wrong did I say? I just said that the Modi government is against Dalits. I spoke against the policies of the government considering the way it is suppressing the rights and freedom of Dalits, minorities and students and sending them to jail after framing them in false cases,” Khan has said.