Sambit Patra
Sambit Patra
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A day after Jharkhand Police took down banner of a fruit seller banner which said ‘fruit shop approved by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’, BJP leader Sambit Patra, on Sunday, slammed the police saying that were partial.

Taking to Twitter, Sambit Patra wrote: "Why partiality?". He also tweeted two photos. One of the fruit vendor’s poster which read “approved by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) as a 'Hindu fruit store”. And another photo of a hotel which had put up an 'Arman Muslim Hotel' poster. Patra calling the police partial was related to the fact that they didn’t take down the poster of the hotel.

The VHP incidentally is a right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation that was founded in 1964 by RSS leaders MS Golwalkar and SS Apte.

After the photos of the fruit stall went viral on social media Jharkhand Police sought a response from the Jamshedpur police. "SSP Jamshedpur and Jamshedpur Police to look into it and do the needful at the earliest," it wrote on Twitter.

Wasting no time, the Jamshedpur Police stated the poster was taken down and legal action was taken against shopkeepers under section 107 of CRPC. "The Kadma police station is taking preventive action against the concerned shopkeepers under Section 107," it added.

Muslim hotel fine but not Hindu fruit shop?: Sambit Patra questions Jharkhand Police's 'partiality'

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