New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party over the killing of an executive of a private company in Uttar Pradesh, claiming "the BJP does not protect the interests of Hindus".

The AAP chief in a tweet also said that he spoke over the phone to the wife of Vivek Tiwari (38), who was allegedly shot dead Saturday by a police constable in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, when he did not stop his car for checking.

"Spoke to his wife on phone...," Kejriwal tweeted.

In a series of tweets, in Hindi and English, the AAP leader slammed the saffron party over the incident.

"Vivek Tiwari was a Hindu, right? Then why was he killed? BJP leaders rape Hindu girls across the country? See it clear. BJP is not a well-wisher of Hindus. If they have to murder Hindus for power, they won't think twice," he alleged in his tweet in Hindi.

He also responded to some of the question raised by Twitter users in connection with the incident, like whether there will be a proper investigation in the case.

"No. Even though Vivek Tiwari was a Hindu. The BJP does not protect the interests of Hindus," he replied in response to a tweet. 

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari slammed Kejriwal on his tweet, saying AAP volunteers should note their leader's "low mentality".

Tiwari, in his tweet in Hindi, also referred to the death of two AAP workers Santosh Koli and Soni, in which some AAP leaders were allegedly involved.

BJP spokesperson and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has filed an FIR against Kejriwal.  He said that Kejriwal’s act is ‘deliberate, malicious, and intended to outrage religious feelings of the 125 crore Hindus, which is an offense under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code’. He has also accused Kejriwal of ‘public mischief’, ‘encouraging people for violence’, defamation among others. Upadhyay lodged a complaint in Tilak Marg Police Station under Sections 153A, 295A, 504 & 505 of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act against Kejriwal.

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Two constables - Prashant Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar - were arrested and dismissed from the job and an FIR was registered in the matter on the basis of a complaint by Sana Khan, Tiwari's colleague who was in the car at the time of the incident.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had Saturday said a CBI inquiry would be recommended if needed.

(With agency inputs)