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BJP MP Prahlad Joshi likens area in Hubballi to Pak, FIR registered

BJP MP Prahlad Joshi likens area in Hubballi to Pak, FIR registered

Apr 01, 2018 08:06:21 AM (IST)

BJP MP Prahlad Joshi likens area in Hubballi to Pak, FIR registered-1
Hubballi: A case was registered against Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi on Saturday for making a communal remark in a speech, police said.

"We have registered an FIR under Section 153 (of the Indian Penal Code) on Saturday against Joshi for his speech in which he allegedly compared a locality in Hubballi, Sadar Sofa with Pakistan," Additional Commissioner of Police N.B. Sakri told IANS.

The case was registered based on a complaint by a man from the Sadar Sofa locality -- which has several mosques -- who said that Joshi's remarks cause communal disharmony by attacking one religion, Sakri added.

Joshi, 55, had reportedly also said in his speech on Friday in Hubballi that several mosques "illegally store weapons".

An inquiry into Joshi's statements was underway, police added.