Politics at low: Cong candidate threatens to ‘chop’ Modi into pieces, booked

The video, which has gone viral on the web, shows Masood attacking the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate during an election rally in Saharanpur, saying he will ‘chop him into pieces’.

As the matter came to light, a case has been registered against Masood at Devbad police station in the district. ‘If Modi tries to make Uttar Pradesh into Gujarat, then we will chop him into tiny pieces...I am not scared of getting killed or attacking someone. I will fight against Modi. He thinks UP is Gujarat. Only 4 per cent Muslims are there in Gujarat while there are 42 per cent Muslims in UP,’ he said. However, he later apologised for his remarks, saying ‘I should have been more cautious with my words’ and that the same were said in the heat of electioneering.

Saharanpur DM as well as district election officer Sandhya Tiwari said a CD with the recordings of Masood’s statement had been received by them which has been forwarded to the EC.

Masood has been booked under Sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, district authorities said.
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