Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu was taken into preventive detention on Thursday for his statements over the film ‘Padmaavat’. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: 17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Gangraped By 5 Men; 3 Accused Arrested so Far

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), East Gurgaon, Kuldeep Singh confirmed the same, “Amu has been taken into preventive custody. He will be produced or action will be taken accordingly. His arrest is preventive to maintain law and order in the state”. Also Read - Haryana Schools For Classes 1-2 to Reopen From March 1 | Govt Issues Guidelines

The Supreme Court is also hearing a plea filed against Amu for his protest against ‘Padmaavat’. Also Read - UPSC Exam 2021: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Of Last Attempt Civil Service Candidates

Earlier in the day, Amu stirred a controversy by using derogatory remarks against the anchor of NewsX and addressed her as ‘baby’.

The BJP leader is infamous for offering a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in November 2017 for allegedly distorting historical facts and showing Queen Padmini in the bad light. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.