//FIR filed against BJP leaders Verma, Vinay Katiyar

FIR filed against BJP leaders Verma, Vinay Katiyar

Saturday, June 10, 2006 (Srinagar):

Jammu police have registered an FIR against BJP leaders Sahib Singh Verma and Vinay Katiyar under section 124 A and 153 of the Ranbir Penal Code.

The FIR has been registered for inciting people against the government.

Police sources said the FIR was lodged on the basis of a statement made by the leaders in a rally in Jammu on Thursday.

The leaders had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 Lakh for any civilian killing a militant and Rs 2 lakh to the civilian's family if he laid down his life fighting the militants.

The BJP, meanwhile, has distanced itself from the remarks, only saying the village defence committees needed to be strengthened.

The Congress said the statement was made without considering the consequences.