Mainpuri (UP): Controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has been booked for allegedly using foul language and threatening police officials while addressing a rally in Mainpuri.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj. News18

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj. News18

Besides the Unnao MP, former MLC Ram Naresh Agnihotri has also been booked in this regard after a complaint was filed in Bicchwa police station in the district, SP Himanshu Kumar said on Thursday.

Maharaj, along with Agnihotri and some other local leaders, had allegedly made inflammatory speeches against the state government and the police at a rally in Fardpur crossing on Tuesday, where they were protesting against the arrest of state BJP leader Maidan Singh, Kumar said.

Maharaj allegedly used abusive language against police officials and threatened to “take revenge” if BJP came to power in the state after the 2017 Assembly polls, the SP said.

He also threatened that if policemen reach Fardpur again they would be “shot”, the SP said.

A case has been filed against Maharaj and Agnihotri under IPC sections including 153 (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) by the in-charge of Bicchwa police station, Kumar said.

The SP said action will be taken in this connection soon.

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