VHP leader announces Rs 50 lakh reward for Azam Khan's tongue
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had recently made controversial remarks about the Army. Khan had said excesses by security forces had led to 'women in some places chopping off the private parts of Army men'. Photograph: (DNA)
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader and lawyer Rajesh Kumar Awasthi has announced a Rs 50 lakh reward to anyone who cuts off Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s tongue, The Indian Express reported.
This announcement comes three days after Khan made controversial remarks about the Indian armed forces.
Azam Khan, while speaking at the SP office in Rampur district on June 27, had referred to "shameful violent happenings" in places such as Kashmir, Tripura, Jharkhand and Bengal.
Khan had said excesses by security forces had led to "women in some places chopping off the private parts of Army men".
Awasthi, who is a VHP district secretary, said he would sell his property to pay the reward.
“I have announced to give Rs 50 lakh cash to anyone who cuts off Azam’s tongue. If anyone is ready to take my offer and complete the task, I would sell off my property to pay the amount,” Awasthi said, The Indian Express reported.
A police inquiry has been ordered.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Khan was charged with sedition for his comments at the Chandpur police station in Bijnor.