An FIR has been registered against Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh and an unidentified person for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with demonetisation of high denomination currency notes.
Police said that the FIR was registered in City Kotwali under Section 66 of the IT Act, which provides for punishment for sending offensive messages through communication services, and 506 of the IPC (criminal intimidation).
This comes after a complaint was lodged against Amar Singh by state BJP spokesman IP Singh.
Singh said that he received a video going viral on social media in which Amar Singh is seen smiling at a derogatory comment being made by an unidentified person against the Prime Minister and his family.
The BJP leader, who is camping here in connection with BJP chief Amit Shah's rally, file a complaint with police last night.
Meanwhile Amar Singh, when contacted, condemned the incident saying it took place outside a hotel in Chanakyapuri police station area of New Delhi on November 8.
He said as he was waiting for a vehicle outside the hotel, an unidentified person came over to him for taking a selfie and made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister and the video went viral the very next day.
Amar Singh said he himself filed a police complaint based on which an FIR was registered against the unidentified person on November 10. So there is no relevance of the FIR by IP Singh, he said.
PM Modi had on November 8 announced decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to fight black money.
With PTI Inputs