Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s recent statement against the Indian army has landed him into trouble as an FIR has been registered against him for ‘promoting enmity’, reports said on Saturday. The FIR has been lodged in his home district Rampur.
Azam Khan’s recently made a remark that suggested sexual harassment of common people by army soldiers in different parts of the country.
“An FIR against Azam Khan under section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups) and section 505 of the IPC (statement conducing to public mischief) has been registered at civil lines police station. A police team is investigating the matter,” Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rampur, Vipin Tada said.
Police are collecting videos of Azam’s statement which has been shared widely on social media. One Akash Saxena, son of Shiv Bahadur Saxena, a former BJP politician has registered the FIR on Friday evening, reports said.
“His statement is an act of sedition for which he must receive the strictest punishment,” reads the complaint.
Azam Khan while addressing SP supporters at an Eid Milan function on Tuesday had said, “At some places female militants took away private parts of soldiers. They didn’t take away their head or limbs but their private parts. The act has such a big message to it which should have the entire country ashamed.”