Padmaavat row: UP Kshatriya outfit leader threatens to destroy Parliament, SC, booked for sedition

New Delhi, Jan 24: The UP president of Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha’s youth wing has been booked after he was seen threatening to raze the Parliament and Supreme Court in a video if Padmaavat releases on January 25.

In the video, Bhuvneshwar Singh can observed targeting the apex court for comparing Padmavati with Bandit Queen, The Indian Express reported.

Not only this, Singh was also seen saying that they would ensure the defeat of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other ‘Kshatriya’ public representatives in the upcoming general  elections if they did not quit on the issue surrounding the film.

The FIR was registered on Sunday at City Kotwali police station in Bareilly under IPC sections 124 A (sedition) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and Section 67 of Information Technology Act.

However, Singh is absconding and police teams are conducting raids to arrest him.

Initially, the case was lodged against unidentified persons, before Singh was identified on Monday.

The FIR was lodged on Sunday at City Kotwali police station in Bareilly under IPC sections 124 A (sedition) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and Section 67 of Information Technology Act. The case was initially lodged against unidentified persons, before Singh was identified on Monday.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Bareilly, Rohit Singh Sajwan informed that in the course of probe, they spoke to local residents who confirmed that the person in the video is Bhuvneshwar Singh, a local businessman and resident of Kotwali.

“Police carried out a raid at his residence but he was not found. A search is on,” he asserted.

On Sunday, sub-inspector and in-charge of Station Road police outpost, Vikram Singh, registered a complaint after the video spread on social media.

“In the video, the 45-year-old man is seen trying to provoke people by using hateful words against the government… He is seen threatening that they will destroy the Parliament and create ruckus if the film releases on January 25,” the Indian Express quoted, Senior Sub-Inspector, City Kotwali police station, Ajay Kumar Singh was saying.

“The man is also seen attacking the Supreme Court and threatening to destroy it for comparing Padmavati with Bandit Queen. He is also seen stating that if Rajnath Singh and other ‘Kshatriya’ public representatives did not offer resignation now, they would ensure their defeat in the forthcoming elections,” he further added.

On the other  hand, Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha’s national general secretary, Sukhveer Singh Bhadouria stated, “Our organisation has been raising the issue… for the past two months, but no one is there to listen to us. There is public outrage over the film and Bhuvneshwar Singh, who is the state president of our organisation’s youth wing, made the statement in a fit of anger”.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked all states to comply with its order not to stand in the way of the release of controversial film “Padmaavat” by rejecting the last ditch efforts by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments to block its January 25 release.

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