Former Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi has been booked for sedition for his alleged remarks against the Yogi Adityanath government.
Former Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi has been booked for sedition by Uttar Pradesh Police for his alleged derogatory remarks against the chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led government.
The FIR was lodged on the complaint of BJP leader Akash Saxena at Civil Lines police station in Rampur district on Sunday night.
Police have slapped Sections 153A [promoting enmity between two groups on grounds of religion, race etc], 153B [imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration], 124A [sedition] and 505 [B]-[intent to cause fear or alarm to the public].
On Saturday, Aziz Qureshi had visited Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan’s wife at her residence in Rampur.
In his complaint, Akash Saxena alleged that Aziz Qureshi compared the UP government to a “demon” while addressing the media after the meeting.
Akash Saxena also claimed that the remarks made by Aziz Qureshi were to “create tension and spread hatred between two communities”.
“His intentional statement is becoming increasingly viral on social media, due to which the atmosphere of UP, including Rampur, is also likely to deteriorate,” the BJP leader said.
Source: India Today