AAP leader quizzed for 'hurting' Sikhs

AAP leader quizzed for 'hurting' Sikhs

AAP leader quizzed  for 'hurting' Sikhs

A day after AAP’s MLA, Naresh Yadav, was questioned by the Punjab Police for his role in sacrilege of the holy Quran, the police on Wednesday registered an FIR against senior party leader Ashish Khaitan for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs.

A few days ago after the AAP released its youth manifesto ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections early next year, Khaitan had compared the manifesto with the sacred Guru Granth Sahib. The ruling SAD had made an issue of the comment which led to widespread criticism.
 An FIR was registered under Section 295-A for hurting religious sentiments on Wednesday. The case was registered on the complaint filed by Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, chief of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF). Khaitan is likely to be summoned shortly by the police.

Khaitan is the third AAP leader from Delhi, after Sanjay Singh and Yadav, who has been embroiled into legal tangle.

Yadav is likely to undergo a lie detector test on Thursday. After the controversy, Khaitan issued a public apology maintaining that he never meant any disrespect to any community and that he only wanted to convey that the manifesto was sacrosanct to him and his party.   
The AAP has also been courting trouble after it published its symbol, a broom, along sides the image of the Golden Temple, on its manifesto’s cover page.

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