FIR against AAP MLA for threatening Dasna priest

The case was registered after Delhi Police took cognisance of a video and a tweet message by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, which according to the cops, have the potential of causing disaffection among communities.

Taking suo motu cognizance of a video and a tweet, Delhi Police registered an FIR against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Sunday for allegedly threatening religious leader Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

The complaint comes a day after an FIR was lodged by the police against Narsinghanand on a complaint from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker.

Taking cognizance of a video and a tweet that can cause disaffection among communities, a case under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 153A (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 the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Parliament Street police station for holding out a threat to a speaker in a video that surfaced earlier, a senior police officer said.

The matter is under investigation, the officer added.

The FIR against Dasna head priest was registered on Saturday after a complaint from Khan that the religious leader was hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims, the police said.

“Taking cognizance of a video circulating on social media of a conference that took place at the Press Club, a case under relevant sections has been registered at the Parliament Street police station and an investigation has begun,” a senior police officer said told PTI.

Khan said: “The appeal is to take strict action against this impudence. People like Narsinghanand are not fit to live in society. These people are spoiling the atmosphere of the country.”

Taking to Twitter, the AAP MLA said: “This insult to our prophet is not tolerable to us. The tongue and head of this hateful insect should be cut off as punishment. However, Indian laws do not permit this.”

Source: India Today

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