The Ajmer police said Salman Chisti, a history-sheeter at the Dargah police station, was seemingly in a drunken state while recording the video message.
New Delhi: The police arrested the Khadim of Ajmer Dargah, Salman Chisti, in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday for his alleged provocative video message against ousted BJP leader Nupur Sharma. In a viral video, Chisti was heard advocating the beheading of Nupur Sharma.
The Ajmer police said Chisti, a history-sheeter at the Dargah police station, was seemingly in a drunken state while recording the video message. The video showed Chisti saying he would give away his house to the person who beheads Nupur Sharma.
In the video, Salman Chishti is heard saying, “I swear by my mother who gave birth to me, I would have shot her publicly. I swear by my children, I would have shot her and even today I say, whoever brings Nupur Sharma’s head, I will give him my house. Salman promises this.”
Salman Chisti’s video comes days after an Udaipur tailor was beheaded by two men. The tailor, Kanhaiyalal, had posted a WhatsApp status supporting Nupur Sharma. The beheading took place near the Udaipur bus stand and the incident was recorded by the assailants. The assailants — Gaus Mohammed and Riyaz Ahmed — were arrested by the police.
The investigation also revealed that the duo has links with Dawat-e-Islami, a Muslim fundamentalist organisation based in Pakistan. According to the police, Mohammed and Ahmed work at a welding shop in Khanjipeer. They were caught from Rajsamand district’s Bhim area. Rajsamand is the neighbouring district of Udaipur. The police said Riyaz, who is originally from Bhilwara, lives at a rented accommodation in Khanjipeer. They added Gaus is from Bhima in Rajasmand.
A few days after Kanhaiyalal was beheaded, a man in Maharashtra’s Amravati was stabbed to death. Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe had reportedly supported Nupur Sharma who had made provocative statements against Prophet Mohammad at a TV channel’s debate.