Accused No 1 in Haridwar hate speech case arrested, others sent notice

Accused No 1 in Haridwar hate speech case arrested, others despatched discover


HARIDWAR/DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand police on Thursday night arrested former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Narayan Tyagi in reference to three-day-long Dharam Sansad held in Haridwar on December 17-19, police stated.

That is the primary arrest within the hate speech case registered final month and comes a day after the Supreme Court docket sought a response from the state authorities on the motion taken over the hate speeches made on the Dharam Sansad.

Tyagi has been arrested from the Narsain space on the border between Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, station home officer Haridwar police station Rakendra Kathait stated.

“Tyagi had been booked underneath IPC Part 153 A (selling disharmony, enmity or emotions of hatred) at Haridwar police station final month on a criticism by a Jwalapur resident on expenses of selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith in the course of the Dharam Sansad”, he stated.

Kathait stated three circumstances have been filed in opposition to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, who he described as a repeat offender to clarify the arrest.

“The opposite accused have been served notices. The requisite authorized course of is on,” stated senior superintendent of police, Haridwar Yogendra Singh Rawat.

Swami Yati Narsinghanand, who was additionally accompanying Jitendra Narayan Tyagi (Rizvi) when he was arrested, described the police motion as a step that may lead seers to noticeably take into account the potential for a hidden agenda to weaken the Sanatan Dharma.

The particular investigation group (SIT) fashioned to probe the hate speech case has recorded statements of two of the 5 accused named within the case.

“The SIT in its ongoing investigation of the case has up to now questioned two of the 5 named accused- Jitendra Narayan Tyagi previously Waseem Rizwi and Annapurna Maa,” a member of the particular group stated.

“Their statements have been recorded on Wednesday. Other than this, the SIT additionally recorded the statements of 12 extra folks as witnesses within the case together with the complainants of the case. Police will quickly query the opposite three remaining accused,” stated the officer.

Superintendent of police Dehradun (rural) Kamlesh Upadhyay who’s heading the SIT stated, “Police are taking all obligatory actions in its probe as per legislation. Below that, it has recorded statements of two named accused and a few witnesses. No arrest has been made up to now.”

In its case registered on December 23 after the movies of speeches made on the Dharma Sansad emerged, the preliminary first info report (FIR) solely listed one accused, Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, previously Wasim Rizvi, by identify. Later, 4 extra names, Annapurna Maa alias Pooja Shakun Pandey, Dharamdas Maharaj, a basic secretary of the Hindu Mahasabha, occasion organiser Yati Narsinghanand and Sagar Sindhu Maharaj, have been added.

One other case was additionally registered in the identical incident in opposition to Tyagi at Jwalapur police station of Haridwar which was later transferred to Haridwar Kotwali police station the place the preliminary case was registered.

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