Malerkotla: In a major development in Quran desecration case, AAP MLA Naresh Yadav has been sent to two day police custody by Malerkotla court of Punjab.
Punjab Police on Sunday night had arrested AAP MLA Naresh Yadav who was booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident on June 24.
Yadav has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC after one of the accused, Vijay Kumar, arrested in connection with the incident, claimed he had done it at the behest of the AAP MLA.
He has been charged with IPC sections 109 (punishment for abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295 (injury or defiling place of worship with an intent to insult the religion of any class).
Yadav before his arrest had described the police action against him as a "conspiracy."
Police had claimed that Vijay had met the MLA before the incident and calls were also exchanged between them.
The Delhi's Mehrauli MLA and his party have denied the charges and alleged it was a "political conspiracy" to malign AAP's image ahead of Assembly polls in Punjab.