Another FIR has been registered against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for allegedly making derogatory remarks against BJP leader Jaya Prada.
On July 1, 2019, an FIR was filed against the SP leader by Akash Saxena, a supporter of Jaya Prada, at Civil Line police station. In the complaint, Saxena alleged that Azam Khan made derogatory remarks about Jaya Prada at a ceremony of a local cricket tournament on June 29, 2019.
The FIR was registered under Sections 294 (obscene acts) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Besides Azam Khan, 10 other people were also named in the FIR.
The second complaint was registered against Khan at the Civil Line police station on July 2, 2019, by Mustafa Hussain.
Sharing details regarding the second FIR, Vidya Kishore, Circle Officer, Rampur said, “At an event on June 30, he (Azam Khan) made some remarks against Jaya Prada. Mustafa Hussain filed a complaint against around seven people including Azam Khan and ST Hasan.”
The case has been registered under Sections 294 (obscene acts and songs) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
While addressing an event, which took place in Moradabad on June 30, 2019. Azam Khan allegedly used foul language against Jaya Prada.
During the Lok Sabha elections too, Azam Khan was banned from campaigning for 72 hours by the Election Commission for his remarks against Jaya Prada.
Azam Khan defeated BJP’ Jaya Prada to win Rampur Lok Sabha seat in the recently held polls.
(With inputs from ANI)
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