New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested at least six people and registered more than 100 FIRs in connection with "objectionable posters", including those with derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, across the national capital. The arrested people also include owners of two printing press.
According to reports, some parts of Delhi also had posters with the caption "Modi Hatao Desh Bachao". However, posters did not have details of the printing press. The police said at least 2,000 posters were removed and a similar number were seized from a van at IP Estate when it was coming out from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headquarters on DDU Marg. The vehicle was also impounded, they added,
What is so objectionable in this poster, asks AAP
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has hit back at the Central government, alleging "Modi government's dictatorship is at its peak." What is so objectionable in this poster that Modi ji has filed 100 FIR? PM Modi, you probably do not know but India is a democratic country. So scared of one poster! Why?" asked the AAP on Twitter.
Case registered under relevant section
Speaking to ANI, Special CP Deependra Pathak said that the Delhi police has swung into action and registered a case under sections of the Printing Press Act & Defacement of Property Act.
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"A van was also intercepted as soon as it left the AAP office. Few posters were seized & arrests were made," he added.
Further investigation is underway in the case.
(With inputs from ANI)