Aam Aadmi Party on Friday filed a police complaint against Union minister VK Singh over his controversial "dog" remark on the Dalit killing in Faridabad and demanded that an FIR be registered against him under the SC/ST Act.
Party legislators Saurabh Bhardwaj, Vishesh Ravi, Rakhi Birla, Hajarilal Chauhan and spokesperson Ashutosh met police officials at Central Delhi’s Prasad Nagar police station in this regard.
"The police told us that they will first inquire into the complaint," Bhardwaj said.
Ashutosh alleged that Singh’s remarks amounted to a violation of the SC/ST Act and said that the police "assured" the delegation of conducting an investigation into the matter that has snowballed into a major political row.
"The police told us that they need to take permission from the higher-ups as filing any case under the SC/ST Act requires approval from a DCP-rank officer," Ashutosh said, adding that Singh’s status as a minister should not "affect it".
He also rubbished the minister’s clarification as an after-thought in view of the Bihar polls. Singh had insisted a controversy has been created out of "unconnected sentences".
"BJP and RSS are inherently anti-Dalit and anti-minorities and that’s why such statements are being issued," Ashutosh said.