Azam Khan booked for derogatory remarks against Army

Photo of the former Minister Azam Khan.

New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been booked under sedition charges Chandpur police station in Bijnor yesterday for giving derogatory remarks against the Indian Army.

The FIR was filed following a complaint by Anil Pandey, prant mantri of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

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Station officer Ajay Kumar Singh went on to say: “An FIR has been filed against Khan under IPC sections 124 a (sedition), 131 (Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).”

Two days after Khan said excesses by security forces had led to “women in some places chopping off the private parts of Army men”, members of VHP and Bajrang Dal raised slogans against him and filed a complaint in this regard at Sadar police station on Friday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, Shahjahanpur district coordinator of VHP Rajesh Kumar Awasthi announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for the tongue of the Samajwadi Party leader.