Vivek Tiwari murder: BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay files complaint against Arvind Kejriwal over 'not well-wisher of Hindus' tweet

New Delhi: Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay on Monday lodged a police complaint against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the latter's tweets in connection with the shooting down of a tech company executive in Lucknow.

Upadhyay, who is also a Supreme Court lawyer, sought registration of a case against Kejriwal accusing him of "promoting enmity on grounds of religion" and "doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony". He filed the complaint against the chief minister at Tilak Marg police station.

 Vivek Tiwari murder: BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay files complaint against Arvind Kejriwal over not well-wisher of Hindus tweet

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Getty Images.

Police said the complaint was being looked into. "We are seeking legal opinion on whether a case can be made out with regard to the complaint," a senior police officer said.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo had on Sunday hit out at the BJP over the killing of Vivek Tiwari, claiming "the BJP does not protect the interests of Hindus".

Tiwari , 38 was shot dead on Saturday by a police constable in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow when he did not stop the car for checking.

In a series of tweets, Kejriwal had slammed the saffron party over the incident. "Vivek Tiwari was a Hindu, right? Then why was he killed? BJP leaders rape Hindu girls across the country? See it clear. BJP is not well-wisher of Hindus. If they have to murder Hindus for power, they won't think twice," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

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Updated Date: Oct 01, 2018 15:56:43 IST