New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra, known for his controversial speech in the run-up to the Delhi violence that broke out last week, was reported to be provided with Y+ category security. According to a report, the security was heightened owing to a threat to his life. Also Read - Bengali Actor Subhadra Mukherjee Quits BJP, Says 'Can't Continue In a Party Which Has Anurag Thakur & Kapil Mishra'
However, the report was dismissed by Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police. He said that no security has been provided to Kapil Mishra, reported news agency ANI. Also Read - 'He Immediately Rushed to Akhlaq, But Has no Time For Slain IB Official Ankit Sharma': Kapil Mishra Fires Fresh Salvo at Kejriwal
According to a report by India Today, Mishra would be given round-the-clock security by armed personnel under the Y+ category security. The report also says the MHA has not been informed about the decision. Also Read - Kapil Mishra Defends His Controversial Remark, Says ‘Nothing Inciting in my Statement’
Meanwhile, rights activist Harsh Mander has sought an urgent directive to file FIRs against Kapil Mishra and other BJP leaders for their controversial speeches in the apex court. The Supreme Court will now hear the matter on March 4.
Mishra, a former AAP MLA who unsuccessfully contested the recent Assembly polls on a BJP ticket from Model Town, led a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in Jafarabad area last Sunday, after which violence erupted between pro and anti CAA groups.
During his pro-CAA demonstration at Maujpur Chow, Mishra had also issued an ultimatum to police to vacate the roads blocked by anti-CAA protesters in Jafarabad and Bhahanpura areas in three days, warning that he will come back on the streets if no action was taken.