Police charges ex-UP minister with making inflammatory remarks

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Lucknow, Jan 3 (UNI) The Moradabad police, while lodging an FIR against former state minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Md Azam Khan for using a red beacon on his car, has charged him with making inflammatory remarks.

Police said when the former state Parliamentary Affairs minister was fined for using tinted glass and red beacon on his car, he not only refused to sign the challan slip, but also threatened to destabilise the law and order situation in the state. ''Mein apni car ko aag laga dunga, jisse pure pradesh mein aag lag jayegi,'' (I wil torch my car which will result in arson across UP), the SSP of Moradabad quoted the minister as saying in a message sent to the DGP office here.

Police has also charged him with creating hinderance in police work and disrupting traffic when his car was stopped for checking in Chajlat area of the district.

Irked over the incident, Mr Khan and his supporters staged a 'dharna' in front of the Chajlate police station. They ended their protest after senior officials intervened.

Following the terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur district, an intensive checking drive had been started.

Meanwhile, senior SP leader Ahmad Hasan criticised the police for ''misbehaving'' with Mr Khan. ''It is a conspiracy to maglign the image of the SP leader,'' he alleged.

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