Aam Aadmi Party MLA Naresh Yadav was on Monday sent to two-day police custody by Malerkotla court in Punjab in connection with a Desecration case.
Punjab Police had on Sunday night arrested Naresh Yadav who has been 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.”
Punjab Police has questioned the AAP MLA twice in connection with the incident.
Police had claimed that Vijay had met the MLA before the incident and calls were also exchanged between them.
The 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.