BJP complains of inciting messages

A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party led by former Delhi president Vijender Gupta on Thursday met Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sen Bassi, to file a complaint against alleged circulation of inflammatory messages to instigate riots on the day of election results.

The ‘provocative material’ claims that riots will be personally supervised by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. One of the messages states that ‘Sanghis’ are planning to kill 25,000 Muslims, rape women and kill babies.

 On Thursday, Gupta reached police headquarters at central Delhi’s ITO at 1.30 pm and had a long meeting with Bassi after which an investigation was ordered into the matter. Bassi assured that an FIR will be filed and precautionary steps will be taken to stop circulation of any malicious content.

“A malicious campaign is being run to disseminate fear among the minority community and to instigate riots in the country on May 16,” Gupta claimed in the complaint, adding that area around western Uttar Pradesh, including Amroha, Meerut, Moradabad and Bareilly, are likely to be most affected.

“Modi is a fascist. Does not believe in democracy, secularism or nationalism. He will tamper with counting on 16th May”, says the  complaint quoting one message.

“We cannot allow that! Muslims of Muzzafarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpur prepare for resistance. Sanatani Hindus will help you when Sanghi goondas come baying for blood,” says complaint quoting another message being sent through SMS and e-mails.

The BJP claims the messages clearly indicate that Modi is being vilified and used at the hands of anti-nationals to provoke people of minority community to incite violence. “When the entire nation is eagerly awaiting election results, such messages could play havoc in smooth transfer of power from an old regime to a new government,” Gupta said.

The party has sought action under section 153-(A) (promoting enmity between different groups) and 505-(2) (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.

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