Kapil Mishra Files Complaint With UP Police Against Amanatullah Khan's Call To Behead Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Swarajya Staff

Apr 04, 2021, 01:13 PM | Updated 01:13 PM IST

BJP leader Kapil Mishra
BJP leader Kapil Mishra

BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday (4 April) filed a complaint with the Uttar Pradesh police against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan who had called for the beheading of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati over the latter's comments on Prophet Mohammed.

Mishra in his complaint has written that Khan's tweet is an incitement to religious and communal hatred and a threat against Hindus.

Amanatullah Khan's controversial tweet
Amanatullah Khan's controversial tweet

Mishra alleges that Khan is wantonly creating a provocation with an intent to cause riots in India and carries a malafide intention against Hindus and Hindu sadhus.

"His statement is a criminal intimidation and open threat to kill well-being and defined priest...he is deliberately targeting violence against Hindus by targeting chief priest of (Dasna Devi) Mandir", Mishra writes.

He has thus requested the UP Police to book Khan under a slew of sections within the IPC.

While the Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Yati Narsinghanand for his comments, it is yet to do the same against Khan despite his open and violent threat. Khan's tweet was hosted on Twitter for many hours, before being finally retracted by the micro-blogging platform today citing violation of its rules.

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