Aligarh SSP Kalanidhi Naithani said a case has been registered against Pandey under sections 153A, 153B, 295A, 298, 505 of IPC. The provisions deal with attacks on religion and creating enmity on communal grounds.
The Ghaziabad DM and police also sent a notice to Yati Narsinghanand, head priest of the Dasna temple, asking him to not proceed with his plan of taking Islamic religious texts to Jama Masjid on June 17, as this could disturb law and order. Authorities warned him from making controversial statements, failing which action would be taken against him. Narsinghanand had defended Sharma and said he would furnish Islamic religious texts, including the Quran, to all prominent maulvis assembled at Jama Masjid, to ‘prove’ Sharma’s statement was ‘a fact mentioned in the religious texts.