Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay and others will be arrested for raising anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, news agency ANI quoted Delhi Police as saying. The Delhi Police is handling the matter as per law and any communal disharmony will not be tolerated, it added.
Earlier on Monday, an First Information Report (FIR) had been filed against an unknown group of people, in connection with the incident.
What is the incident?
A video showing anti-Muslim slogans being raised during a protest at Jantar Mantar has been being widely circulated on social media.
Hundreds of people had attended the protest organised by Bharat Jodo Aandolan at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
Shipra Srivastava, media in-charge of Bharat Jodo Aandolan, said the protest was held under the leadership of advocate and former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay.
However, she denied any links to those who raised anti-Muslim slogans.
"The protest was held against colonial laws and demanding to abolish 222 British laws. We have seen the video, but have no idea who they are. The police should take strict action against the persons who raised the slogans," Srivastava said.
Upadhyay too denied any involvement in the anti-Muslim slogan-shouting incident.
"I have submitted a complaint to the Delhi Police to examine the video which went viral. If the video is authentic, then strict action should be taken against the persons who were involved in it," he said.
"I have no idea who they are. I have never seen them, never met them and neither called them there. Till the time I was there, they were not seen there. If the video is fake, then a propaganda is being circulated to defame Bharart Jodo Andolan," Upadhyay said.
The video shows a group of people shouting inflammatory slogans and threatening Muslims during the protest at Jantar Mantar.
The DCP of Delhi, Deepak Yadav told ANI, "People who had gathered at Jantar Mantar had no permission. It has come to our due notice that some people raised inciting & objectionable slogans as well. We have also received a video and have registered FIR in the case."
"We're carrying out further investigation into the matter. Necessary action will be taken at the earliest." added the DCP.
(With ANI and PTI inputs)
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