A week after Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh filed a police complaint against Azam Khan for allegedly threatening his daughters with acid attack, another FIR was registered against the controversial Samajwadi Party leader on Wednesday for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Dalit icon BR Ambedkar in 2016.
Ambedkar Mahasabha general secretary Amarnath Prajapati, who filed the complaint, alleged that during the inauguration of Haj House in Ghaziabad in 2016, Khan made an objectionable statement against Ambedkar.
"All over the state, there are statues of a person whose finger seems to say that it owns not only the plot in which it stands but also the plot towards which it is pointing," Khan had allegedly said.
Reacting to the FIR, Khan said the ruling BJP was using his name to fight elections. "I am the item girl of the BJP," he said.
Amar Singh in his complaint had alleged that the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader had threatened him and his twin 17-year-old daughters during an interview to a television channel.
The Rajya Sabha MP had gone to Rampur on August 30 and asked Khan to "sacrifice" him and spare his daughters.
The police confirmed the registration of FIR against the former Uttar Pradesh minister. The police later registered an FIR against Khan under various sections of the IPC, including 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religions) and 506 (criminal intimidation), police said.
(With agency inputs)