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Madhya Pradesh: FIR lodged against author, publisher after controversial book found in library of Indore Law College

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 3 (ANI): The Indore police on Saturday registered a case against the author and publisher for hurting religious sentiments in connection with a controversial book ‘Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System’ found in the library of Indore Law College, said police officials.

According to the FIR copy, a case was registered against writer Farhat Khan, owner of Amar Law Publication, Hitesh Khetrapal, Law College principal Inam Ur Rehman and College Professor Mirza Mojiz.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered under sections 153 A, 153B, 295A, 500, 504, 505, 505 (2) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) student union has lodged a complaint that the book contains such content which hurts the religious sentiments of a community. It is likely to disturb the communal harmony between the two communities and may lead to violence,” Bhanwarkuan Police Station in-charge Shashikant Chaurasia said.

Shashikant Chaurasia said that further investigation into the matter is underway.

Notably, state home minister Narottam Mishra had instructed Indore Commissioner to investigate the matter and registered FIR against the accused within 24.

Earlier this afternoon, the college principal Inam Ur Rehman resigned following the uproar in the Law College over the last three days. He submitted his resignation to the Additional Director of Higher Education Kiran Saluja.

“I am very hurt by this ruckus created by outside students. I don’t want to stay here anymore. I wanted to take this college to a higher level, but it is not in my control. There was no bad environment of any kind here before but now they are spoiling the college environment so I am leaving,” Principal Rehman told ANI.

Owner of the publication house, Hitesh Khetrapal said, “There was a controversy about this book two years ago. When the matter came to light, we had a discussion with the writer and changed the pages containing controversial content. Farhat also submitted a written apology that such an incident will not occur again.” (ANI)

This report is auto-generated from ANI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

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