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.
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) on a complaint by state BJP spokesman I P Singh, police said.
Singh said 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.