Chandigarh: Haryana police on Tuesday evening arrested cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi from Faridabad in a fresh case registered against him in connection with July 31 communal clashes that had erupted when a religious procession taken out by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal was attacked and the same claimed six lives and led to massive damage to public and private properties in Nuh.
According to information, Bajrangi alias Rajkumar was arrested in a case for carrying illegal weapons and clashing with police personnel when they seized the weapons he and others carried during the said procession "Braj Jalabhishek Yatra".
Stating that Bajrangi and others had been arrested under sections 148 (riots), 149 (unlawful assembly), 332 (causing hurt), 353, 186 (obstructing a public servant from discharging duty), 395, 397 (armed robbery), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and provisions of the Arms Act, the police said that he would be presented before court on Wednesday. The case against Bajrangi was lodged by assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Usha Kundu, Sadar police station, Nuh.
What happened on July 31
Kundu held in her complaint that the police saw a crowd of about 20 persons carrying swords marching towards Nalhar temple and when she tried to stop them and asked police personnel to seize their weapons, they manhandled the police personnel. He and other accused even tried to stop the police from taking away the weapons by blocking the police vehicles by lying in front of the vehicles, she said and added that since she was busy with other tasks related with post-clash, the complaint was delayed.
6 dead in Haryana violence
It may be recalled that Bajrangi was also an accused in a case of instigating Nuh clashes for which was arrested but let off on bail a few days ago.
However, the police has now arrested him for carrying weapons and stopping the police personnel from doing their duty.
Pertinently, the communal clashes that had erupted in Nuh on July 31 last after the religious procession was attacked by mobs in Muslim-dominated Nuh town following which the same had spilled over to the adjoining areas including Gurugram had claimed six lives that included two Home Guards and a naib imam and three youths. Dozens of other people including police personnel were also grievously hurt during the clashes.