Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy Roy can now leave the city after his arrest has been stayed over the controversial "anti-Dalit" remark of sociologist Ashis Nandy in the festival that sparked a row.
Rajasthan Police had earlier summoned sociologist and political critic Ashis Nandy here for questioning in connection with the remark he made on corruption and the Scheduled Class-Tribe-OBC people at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday.
His summon was sent to Delhi so that he can come to Jaipur at the earliest and face the police, reports said.
An FIR was filed against Roy and Nandy after the remarks on Saturday under Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Act.
Roy had to give in writing that he would not leave the city till the investigation was completed in Rajasthan and accordingly he was questioned Tuesday by police.
Following the controversy over the comment, Nandy issued a statement clarifying his comments.
Even though Nandy left the venue on Sunday, he landed himself in a cesspool of controversy by saying that Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) were the most corrupt, triggering angry reactions and lodging of an FIR against him that could see him behind bars.