Controversial 'godman' Asaram Bapu's spokesperson Neelam Dubey was on Wednesday booked under sections 153-A (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion etc.) and 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Guru Nanak.
The case was registered at the city kotwali police station on a written complaint submitted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). The complaint was handed over on Tuesday to police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh by SGPC secretary Roop Singh and additional secretary Daljit Singh Bedi.
In the complaint, the SGPC claimed that Dubey's remarks had hurt religious sentiments of Sikhs. The religious body also demanded an apology from Asaram, who is facing rape charges. Dubey had made the remarks during a discussion on a television channel.
Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC chief, had asked committee officials to get the case registered. The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) had got a similar case registered against Dubey in New Delhi on Tuesday.