An FIR has been filed against Rajinder Singh, brother of Lal Singh (BJP lawmaker and former minister) for using abusive language against Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, during a massive rally (“Dogra Swabhiman”) on May 20 from Lakhanpur to Hiranagar which was organized to support Kathua rape accused.
He was booked after a video showing derogatory remarks against J&K chief minister in Kathua rally went viral.
Shridhar Patil, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, has confirmed that a case under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Ranbir Penal Code and Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was registered against former BJP minister’s brother.
He also added that police has initiated the probe in the case and action will be taken accordingly.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah strongly condemned the act and demanded registration of FIR.
“This is absolutely unacceptable language used against @MehboobaMufti and is unequivocally, ” he tweeted
Even CM Mufti has tendered thanks for public support she tweeted “I want to thank everyone from across the spectrum for their support & solidarity today. The abusive statement & its diction, reflect the horrid mentality behind the Kathua rape case.”
Last month on Kathua rape case row, Lal Singh was forced to resign as minister for participating in a rally that defended the rape-and-murder suspects in the area. Since then, he has been holding protests in Jammu and Kathua region.