FIR against union minister for calling Azam ‘terrorist’
A case has been registered against Union minister of state for agriculture Sanjeev Baliyan in Rampur for calling urban development minister Azam Khan a terrorist. Police registered FIR against the minister under section 153-A and 505of the IPC.lucknow Updated: Dec 25, 2014 15:44 IST
A case has been registered against Union minister of state for agriculture Sanjeev Baliyan in Rampur for calling urban development minister Azam Khan a terrorist.
Fasahat Ali Khan, a supporter of Azam Khan, had submitted a complaint against Baliyan at Kotwali police station on Tuesday.
Police registered FIR against the minister under section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc and doing acts pre-judicial to maintenance of harmony) and 505 (statement creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes) of the IPC.
IG, law and order, A Satish Ganesh said state police department had sought detail of the case from Rampur police.
Of late, Khan and Baliyan had launched tirade against each other in public meetings held in West UP with both accusing each other of promoting communal politics. Speaking at a press conference on December 21, Baliyan had said, “Azam Khan is an assassin, an absconder and a terrorist.” He accused Khan of flaring up communal tension in Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar.
Meanwhile, SP workers registered protests and burnt effigy of Baliyan in Rampur on Wednesday.
They also threatened to disrupt public meetings of Baliyan and organise road blockade on his next visit to Rampur.
BJP leaders, on their part, alleged that Khan was using police to terrorise its leaders and workers. “Baliyan had spoken the truth and state government should inquire into the role of Azam Khan in communal violence in the state,” a BJP leader said.
First Published: Dec 25, 2014 15:21 IST