The Lucknow Police booked 10 people for promoting enmity after members of an outfit called Akhil Bharatiya OBC Mahasabha allegedly burnt photocopies of the pages of Ramcharitmanas in Vrindavan.
The FIR was registered on a complaint lodged by BJP leader Satnam Singh Lavi.
Those booked wee identified as Yashpal Singh Lodhi, Devendra Yadav, Mahendra Pratap Yadav, Naresh Singh, SS Yadav, Sujit, Santosh Verma, and Salim.
Swami Prasad Maurya, considered a prominent OBC leader in Uttar Pradesh, had sought a ban on the work composed by the 16th-century poet-saint Tulsidas alleging that Dalits and women have been "insulted" in Ramcharitmanas.
The case has been filed against 10 named and several unidentified people at the PGI police station under sections 120 B, 142, 143, 153-A, 295, 295-A, 298, 504, 505(2), 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).