Azamgarh: 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 IP 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 in Azamgarh in connection with BJP chief Amit Shah's rally, filed a complaint with the police last night.
Meanwhile Amar Singh, when contacted, condemned the incident and said that it took place outside a hotel in Chanakyapuri police station area of New Delhi on 8 November.
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 had himself filed a police complaint based on which an FIR was registered against the unidentified person on 10 November. So there is no relevance of the FIR by IP Singh, he said.