Hindu Mahasabha General Secretary Puja Shakun Pandey was booked on Monday, 6 April, for allegedly making inflammatory comments targeting the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz event in Delhi, police said.
An FIR was registered against Pandey on the basis of a complaint filed by former Samajwadi Party MLA from Aligarh City Haji Zameer Ullah Khan, they said.
Pandey has been booked under sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), and 505 (2) (statements creating or promoting enmity hatred or ill-will among classes) of the Indian Penal Code.
In the complaint given to Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G, the former lawmaker had demanded stringent action against Pandey for her statement against all Jamaatis in connection with the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi in March.
Khan had accused Pandey of trying to disturb the communal peace in the city. Police said that Pandey in her statement on 4 April had made some highly inflammatory comments against a particular community in connection with the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz at Nizamuddin.
Several coronavirus cases have been traced to the Markaz, according to health officials.