The Uttar Pradesh police added that the accused were a part of a well-thought plan and had thrown torn pieces of religious texts and meat among other things at three mosques and a shrine.
Lucknow: Ahead of Eid, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested seven miscreants from Ayodhya for their alleged attempts to trigger communal riots in the state by throwing objectionable items at mosques and temples. The police added that the accused were a part of a well-thought plan and had thrown torn pieces of religious texts and meat among other things at three mosques and a shrine.
The police identified the accused as Mahesh Kumar Mishra, Pratyush Srivastava, Nitin Kumar, Deepak Kumar Gaur alias Gunjan, Brijesh Pandey, Shatrughan Prajapati and Vimal Pandey and said all of them are residents of Ayodhya district. The police said while the youngest, Gaur, is 22 years old, the oldest, Mishra, is 37.
An FIR has been filed and the accused were booked under IPC Sections 295, 295-A, 304, 305 and 307. The police team led by IG (Ayodhya range) K P Singh and SSP Shailesh Pandey also informed that Mishra claimed to be the leader of the Hindu Yodha Sangathan, a Ring-wing outfit. Meanwhile, the state government has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for the police team.
The police said that during the interrogation, the accused said they had chalked out a plan to incite communal violence in Ayodhya to avenge the Jahangirpuri violence.
On Mahavir Jayanti, A clash broke out between members of two communities after a procession was allegedly pelted with stones at Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area. The clash left several people injured, including six policemen.
The injured were rushed to the Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital and the Delhi Police said the situation is now under control. Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana wrote, “In today’s incident in NW District, the situation is under control. Adequate additional force has been deployed in Jahangirpuri & other sensitive areas. Senior officers have been asked to remain in field and closely supervise the law & order situation & undertake patrolling.”