A case for allegedly “selling enmity between totally different teams” was registered in opposition to Aligarh Muslim College alumnus Sharjeel Usmani in Pune on Tuesday over his speech on the latest Elgar Parishad conclave.
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra had demanded motion in opposition to Mr Usmani, accusing him of “hurting non secular sentiments”.
A case below part 153 (A) of the IPC (selling enmity between totally different teams on the bottom faith, and many others) was registered in opposition to him, stated Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta.
Pradip Gavade, an area chief of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP’s youth wing, had filed a grievance with Swargate police station in opposition to Usmani, he stated.
Additional investigation is on, Mr Gupta added. The Elgar Parishad conclave came about within the metropolis on January 30.
The gathering was additionally addressed by author Arundhati Roy, Justice (retd) B G Kolse Patil and former IPS official S M Mushrif, amongst others.
Three years in the past, a number of Left-leaning activists had been arrested by the police for alleged Maoist hyperlinks after the December 2017 Elgar Parishad conclave and the caste violence at Bhima Koregaon battle memorial the subsequent day.
Earlier within the day, BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis had demanded motion in opposition to Sharjeel Usmani, alleging that he “insulted sentiments of the Hindu group”.