Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay has 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.
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, in Hindi and English, 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 a well-wisher of Hindus. If they have to murder Hindus for power, they won't think twice," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
(with inputs from PTI)
Here are Arvind Kejriwal's tweets.
विवेक तिवारी तो हिंदू था? फिर उसको इन्होंने क्यों मारा? भाजपा के नेता पूरे देश में हिंदू लड़कियों का रेप करते घूमते हैं?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 30, 2018
अपनी आँखों से पर्दा हटाइए। भाजपा हिंदुओं की हितैषी नहीं है। सत्ता पाने के लिए अगर इन्हें सारे हिंदुओं का क़त्ल करना पड़े तो ये दो मिनट नहीं सोचेंगे https://t.co/A2LhxrVNpv