Ghaziabad, Jan 11: A complaint has been lodged at Kavi Nagar police station here against former Uttar Pradesh minister and BSP leader Haji Yakub Qureshi for his remarks defending the terror attack on French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo'.
Hindu Swabhiman Manch leader Anil Yadav today filed a complaint at the police station and demanded that an FIR be registered against the leader. When contacted Station Officer of Kavi Nagar Avinash Gautam said, "A complaint has been lodged against the former minister."
Qureshi had courted controversy when he sought to defend the terror attack, saying whoever shows disrespect to the Prophet will invite death.
"Prophet Mohammad had conveyed a message of peace to the entire world and if anyone makes certain cartoons on him will invite death like the cartoonists and journalists in Paris," Qureshi had said.
Hindu Swabhiman Manch leader Yadav alleged that Qureshi had announced a reward of Rs 51 crore for the terrorists soon after the attack, and demanded that action be initiated against the former minister.
Qureshi had, however, denied reports in which he was stated to have said that he would reward the attackers who killed Charlie Hebdo's Editor and cartoonist of the controversial Prophet poster with Rs 51 crore.
"I have not made any such announcement regarding the attack in Paris," he had claimed.