New Delhi :
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from South Delhi, Naresh Yadav was booked in connected with the recent case of alleged religious book ‘desecration' in Punjab. The AAP lawmaker was named in an FIR ahead Kejriwal's three-day visit to Punjab starting from today.
Yadav was booked by Sangrur police after the alleged mastermind in the case, Vijay Kumar, told the police that the MLA had offered him offered him Rs 1 crore and he 'desecrated' the religious book at the behest of Yadav.
Yadav has been booked under sections 109 (Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of IPC.
Police have so far arrested three people - Vijay Kumar, Nand Kishore Goldy, zonal secretary of the VHP in Pathankot and Gaurav who allegedly 'helped' Vijay in the conspiracy. The police also said that they will be seeking an arrest warrant for Yadav from the court.