Shiv Sena on Friday filed a police complaint against Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam demanding that he be booked for sedition over his remarks on surgical strikes by Army in PoK. “Nirupam had questioned veracity of the Army operation and demanded evidence of the strike. He should be booked under sedition charges,” Sena district unit chief Bhaskar Ambekar stated in his complaint filed with local police. Police have not registered any FIR so far.
Nirupam, who heads Mumbai unit of Congress, had caused a furore earlier this week when he demanded proof for the surgical strikes while terming them as “fake”. Congress had disassociated itself from Nirupam’s comments, saying the party had full faith in armed forces. Meanwhile, Ambekar accused BJP of “trying to derive political mileage out of the national security issue in view of the upcoming elections.”