Padmaavat row: Suraj Pal Amu hospitalised, was to be produced in court today
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu, who was to be produced at a Haryana court today, has been hospitalised after he fell ill. Amu was on January 26 arrested by the Gurgaon police for the anti-Padmaavat violence after which he was sent to judicial custody till January 29 (today).
The BJP leader was placed under arrest on charges of breaching peace in the city. He has made many cortroversial remarks in the past over the movie Padmaavat.
There were apprehensions that Amu's statements may further incite Karni Sena supporters who had resorted to violence after the release of the movie on January 25.
"Suraj Pal Amu was detained on charges of apprehension of breach of peace and tranquillity of an area," a PTI report quoted Gurgaon Police Public Relations Officer Ravinder Kumar as saying on Thursday.
The BJP leader is infamous for offering a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in November 2017.
Karnbi Sena has been protesting against the movie Padmaavat for allegedly distorting historical facts and showing Queen Padmini in the bad light.
According to media reports, Amu hails from Rajput clan based in Gurugram's Sohna town. He has been a member of BJP since his college days in 1984.