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Punjab Police serve notice to former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in assault, inflammatory speech case

Vishwas, who is also a poet, tweeted about the presence of the police outside his house earlier in the day

Punjab Police serve notice to former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in assault, inflammatory speech case
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A team from the Ropar district police Wednesday served a notice to former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas in connection with a case of assault, criminal intimidation and giving inflammatory statements against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among others, an official said.

Vishwas, who is also a poet, tweeted about the presence of the police outside his house earlier in the day.

A First Information Report (FIR) under sections 153, 153A, 505, 505 (2), and 116 read with 143, 147, 323, 341, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 was registered against Vishwas at the Sadar Police Station in Rupnagar on April 12 after a complaint.

The complainant said he was stopped by some masked men while he along with other AAP supporters were visiting several villages for grievance redressal of the people. The complainant alleged the men called them Khalistani.

The statement said that as a result of these statements and videos, the peaceful atmosphere of Punjab is likely to be disturbed. As a part of the investigation, a notice has been served upon Vishwas to produce whatever evidence he has to support his allegations, it added.

The matter is being investigated as per facts and law, it also said.

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