Delhi Police on Wednesday sought time from a court in Delhi to complete its inquiry on a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare for allegedly force-feeding an IRCTC employee who was on fast during Ramzan at Maharashtra Sadan in the Capital.
In a status report filed before the court, the police said that due to "heavy law and order arrangement duty" the inquiry on the complaint could not be completed and sought some more time to complete the probe.
The court has now fixed the matter for further proceedings on September 26. It had earlier asked the police to file an action taken report on the complaint filed by Kamran Siddiqui.
During the hearing earlier, the court had asked Siddiqui as to why he has filed the complaint when the alleged victim, who was allegedly force fed by Vichare, has not come forward.
The complaint has sought lodging of an FIR against Vichare under various sections of the IPC including 153 A (promoting enmity between classes), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraining any person) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
The plea claimed that the Shiv Sena MP "tried to provoke breach of peace and harmed communal harmony while promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion and region".
It also alleged that on July 17 at the new Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Vichare and his associates wrongfully restrained, assaulted, criminally intimidated and used force to feed 'chapati' to the canteen employee.
Shiv Sena had earlier defended Vichare and his associates saying they did not know that the canteen employee was a Muslim and was on fast. The party had clarified that Vichare and others were irked by the poor quality of food being served in the canteen.