State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday mentioned the Maharashtra police have registered a case towards Aligarh Muslim University scholar chief Sharjeel Usmani after scanning the video clippings of the Elgaar Parishad held in Pune on January 30.
“A case has been registered against Sharjeel Usmani for his offensive remarks. He is currently not in Maharashtra, but we will arrest him from whichever State he is in, be it Bihar, Uttar Pradesh or Gujarat or elsewhere,” he mentioned.
Mr. Usmani has come below scanner for his alleged offensive remarks towards Hindu society over incidents of mob lynching within the nation. On Tuesday, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded motion towards him in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
On Wednesday, Bharatiya Janata Party State unit president Chandrakant Patil wrote to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath requesting him to arrest Mr. Usmani, a resident of the State, because the Maharashtra authorities has didn’t take motion.
“Five days have gone since his speech at the Elgaar Parishad in Pune. But the Maharashtra government has taken no action. We are not sure if any action will be taken. Therefore, the Uttar Pradesh government must act,” mentioned Mr. Patil.