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Bhopal: Senior Jamiat leader booked for inciting violence, case lodged

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 06:20 AM IST

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Bhopal: Police have registered a case against senior leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and mufti of city based Tarjume Wali Masjid, Abdul Razzak for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion under Section 153 (a) in the incident of communal violence of Tuesday.  The case was registered against him on late evening on Thursday at Koh-e-fiza police station here and he was yet to be arrested, the police said.

On Friday the police arrested 10 more people accused of being involved in rioting and arson during the communal tension. The total number of arrested people so far has reached 128.

“A case has been registered against mufti Razzak under relevant sections but he is yet to be arrested because thorough investigations are going on. Apart from arresting 10 more people, five have also been detained for their alleged involvement in the communal violence. Proper verifications are being done before arresting them because of the sensitivity of the matter,” said ASP (zone 3), Rajesh Singh Bhadauria.

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Mufti Razzak has been accused of promoting enmity between the two communities by circulating pamphlets regarding the controversial site at Hamidia Hospital which was the main reason behind the communal tension on Tuesday evening.

The situation was swiftly taken under control by the police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) on Tuesday night itself. Several vehicles were torched while some handcarts present in the market were damaged during the incident. Heavy police force has been deployed in the area with about 2,000 policemen ensuring peace in the area.

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Published on: Saturday, June 03, 2017, 08:15 AM IST