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Bajrang Dal puts Rs 51 lakh bounty on Azam Khan

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Published : Jul 2, 2017, 2:53 am IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2017, 2:54 am IST

The right-wing Hindutva group announced the bounty a day after Khan was booked for sedition on a complaint given by a VHP leader in Uttar Pradesh.

People shout slogans and burn an effigy of former minister of Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan during a protest against his controversial remarks on Army jawans, in Patna. (Photo: AP)
 People shout slogans and burn an effigy of former minister of Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan during a protest against his controversial remarks on Army jawans, in Patna. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The Bajrang Dal has announced a cash reward of Rs 51 lakh for beheading Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for allegedly accusing the Indian Army of excesses.

The right-wing Hindutva group announced the bounty a day after Mr Khan was booked for sedition on a complaint given by a VHP leader in Uttar Pradesh.  

A statement released by members of Bajrang Dal read “Anyone who will paint his face black and feed him pork will be awarded Rs 1 crore”.

A senior Bajrang Dal leader said a true Muslim could never speak against the country and Mr Khan’s statements against Indian Army prove that he is not a true Muslim. “There must be a DNA test,” he added.

Mr Khan had while addressing SP supporters at an Eid function on Tuesday apparently said that some women militants took away private parts of soldiers. “They didn’t take their head or limbs but their private parts. The act has such a big message to it…”

However, in a written explanation, the SP leader said his statement was in reference to a Maoist attack in Jharkhand earlier this year.

“It was widely reported in newspapers and television that women terrorists of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha mutilated the dead bodies of (CRPF) soldiers and took away their private parts,” read the statement.

An FIR was registered against Khan under IPC sections 124 A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny) and 505 (public mischief) at Chandpur police station.

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