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FIR against AAP’s Amanatullah Khan for ‘threatening’ Dasna temple priest

Earlier, Amanatullah Khan had also filed a complaint at Jamia Nagar police station against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, following which the Dasna head was booked.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: April 5, 2021 2:20:23 am
Amanatullah Khan, Delhi Police, Dasna temple priest, Police summons Amanatullah Khan, Delhi city news, AAP, Indian expressAAP MLA Amanatullah Khan. (File photo)

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly threatening Dasna temple’s head priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

This comes a day after Khan lodged a complaint at Jamia Nagar police station against Saraswati for “hurting religious sentiments” by his comments against the Prophet made at an event in Delhi.

In a video accompanying his tweet on Saturday, the AAP MLA said he had come to file a complaint against Narsinghanand. Khan further said that while his words call for beheading or cutting his tongue off, “we have faith in the Constitution and the law and we hope an FIR will be registered against him and he will be sent to jail”.

When contacted on Sunday, he did not comment on the matter.

Additional DCP (New Delhi) Vikas Kumar said, “Taking suo motu cognizance, we have registered an FIR under IPC sections 153-A and 506 against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan at Parliament Street police station.”

On Saturday, police had taken suo motu cognizance and lodged an FIR against Saraswati at Parliament Street police station for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

In his complaint, Khan had said he came to know about the incident after he found a viral video on social media. “There are uncouth words that are below the standards of being repeated. It is needless to say that such statements for cheap publicity and personal gain hurts sentiments of Muslims at large. Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati with all his knowledge and intention has hurt religious sentiments of the Muslim community not only in India, but all the over the world,” he wrote in his complaint.

In a video of the event, held at the Press Club of India, Saraswati can be heard using disparaging words towards Islam.

Saraswati’s temple in Ghaziabad was in the news last month when a 14-year-old boy who went inside to have water was brutally assaulted by a man who did “sewa” there. While the man was arrested, Saraswati had said he supported his actions.

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