Two written complaints have been filed against former MLA from Langate, Er Rashid, for using ‘objectionable’ remarks against last Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh.
The remarks have sparked anger in Jammu following which people continued their demonstration for second day. To take legal action against Er Rashid, first written complaint has been filed by the Yuva Rajput Sabha in Domana police station and second complaint was filed by National Panthers Party leader Partap Singh at Gandhi Nagar police station.
However, no FIR has been filed against the former legislator in any of the two police stations yet. Sources in police told Greater Kashmir that the police station Gandhi Nagar has forward complaint copy to the district administration seeking direction from them in the matter.
Meanwhile, Domana police has kept complaint copy with them. No police officer was ready to officially confirm the matter.
“We have sent the complaint to the administration seeking direction from them. The offence is bailable. Police have registered complaint in Roznamcha at Gandhi Nagar,” said police insiders.
Rightwing organization Bajrang Dal burnt effigy of ex-MLA at the press club and shouted slogans against him.
Bajrang Dal condemned him for criticizing last Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh. “Er Rashid has hurt the sentiments and honour of Dogra.” Amid slogans for Maharaja Hari Singh, the protesters demanded public holiday on September 23 in Jammu and Kashmir on the birth anniversary of last Dogra Maharaja.
Er Rashid had led a protest demonstration in Srinagar after controversial statements by some Jammu leaders against martyrs of July 13, 1931, during which the new controversy took birth.
In the evening, SSP Jammu, Tajinder Singh, told Greater Kashmir: “We have received complaints, and we will send it though proper channel to the concerned (in Kashmir where the incident has happened).”