Hyderabad: A complaint was filed against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday over the controversial ‘puppy’ remarks. Ghulam Rabbani, a practising advocate, lodged the two-page complaint with Santosh Nagar police station, seeking legal action against the BJP strongman and his immediate arrest.

The advocate in his statement said that Modi’s remarks were 'highly provocative and malicious against Muslim community, with an intention to wound their religious feelings and promote enmity between Muslims and Hindus'.
    
"The complaint was entered in the general diary of the police station," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) Tarun Joshi said. “This is not a jurisdictional complaint falling in our area. We will take legal opinion, otherwise we will transfer the complaint to the police station concerned”, he added.
    
Modi made the remarks during an interview given to a news agency at his official residence in Gandhinagar on July 12, on the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.
    
The Gujarat chief minister came under sharp attack from the Congress, SP, CPI (M), CPI and JD (U) for his remarks in the interview during which he claimed that he had not done anything wrong with regard to the riots.
    
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court had given him a ‘thoroughly clean chit’, Modi said during the interview. When asked if he regretted the riots, Modi's answer that even if a ‘puppy comes under the wheel of a car, one felt sad,’ drew particularly sharp condemnation from his political rivals.

(Agencies)

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