Jaipur, Jan. 29 (PTI): Jaipur police on Tuesday issued a notice to sociologist Ashis Nandy asking him to appear before them in connection with his controversial remarks against Scheduled Castes and tribes at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy Roy is also likely to be questioned by the police on Tuesday.
“We served summons to the organiser but he was busy with the event so he could not turn up yesterday but has been called today for further investigation,” a police officer said.
“We will also record the statement of the complainant Rajpal Meena,” he said.
The officer said notice has been issued to Nandy and police would record his statement.
Additional commissioner of police Biju George Joseph had said on Monday that the organisers were asked to remain in the city as a probe was going on against Nandy for his comments that people belonging to OBCs, SCs and STs were the most corrupt, remarks over which he has expressed regrets.
Roy had said on Monday, “I have signed the papers on behalf of the JLF team to comply with the orders.”
An FIR was lodged against Nandy and Roy last Saturday by Rajpal Meena, chairman of the SC/ST Rajasthan Manch, after Nandy stoked a controversy with his comments.
However, Nandy got some backing from various quarters.
“Prof Ashis Nandy made a bad statement with good intentions, however, as far as I know he was never against reservation. The controversy should end here,” Dalit author Kancha Ilaiah said in a statement here.