Amar Singh claimed that Azam Khan had threatened his family members. According to Gomti Nagar police station SHO Triloki Singh, Singh, in his complaint, said that Khan threatened an acid attack on women members of his family. The SP leader also allegedly said that he will 'murder' Singh
Lucknow/New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh said on Thursday that if Jaya Prada comes out with her #MeToo story, senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan will end up in jail.
Former SP leader Amar Singh and Khan are at loggerheads after the former filed a complaint against the latter at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow on Wednesday.
Amar Singh claimed that Khan had threatened his family members. According to Gomti Nagar police station SHO Triloki Singh, Amar Singh, in his complaint, said that Khan threatened an acid attack on women members of his family. The SP leader also allegedly said that he will “murder” Singh.
"I gave an application at Gomti Nagar police station to lodge an FIR against Azam Khan for threatening my daughters with acid attack," Amar Singh told reporters.
An FIR was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religions), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion).
Amar Singh and Jaya Prada were expelled from SP in 2010.
In March, Jaya had compared Khan to Allauddin Khilji’s character in Bollywood movie Padmaavat.
"When I was watching Padmaavat, Khilji's character reminded me of Azam Khan ji, how he had harassed me during elections when I was contesting," Jaya was quoted as saying by India Today.
Later, Khan hit back at the actress-turned-politician by calling her “naachne waali” (dancer).
"Padmaavat was made. Heard Khilji's character is very bad. Padmaavati left this world before Khilji's arrival. But now, a woman, a naachne waali (dancer), has made some remark about me. Tell me, if I entertain this 'naachne gaane wali', how will I concentrate on politics?" Khan said at an event, according to India Today.
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Last Updated Oct 18, 2018, 5:15 PM IST