Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh:
Seven individuals have been arrested by the Ayodhya police on Thursday, all accused of disturbing the peace and equanimity of town by throwing objectionable posters and objects at a number of mosques in Ayodhya.
The arrested accused have been recognized as Mahesh Kumar Mishra, Pratyush Srivastava, Nitin Kumar, Deepak Kumar Gaur alias Gunjan, Brijesh Pandey, Shatrughan Prajapati, and Vimal Pandey. All of them are residents of Ayodhya.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Ayodhya), Shailesh Kumar Pandey, stated that the incident was carried out by 11 individuals out of which seven have been arrested whereas 4 others are absconding.
«A complete of eight individuals on 4 bikes, led by Mahesh, threw objectionable posters and objects outdoors the mosques. The police recovered the objects, a cell phone, and autos have been impounded. We have now arrested seven individuals thus far, 4 are absconding. We’ll arrest them quickly. Motion below the Gangsters Act and NSA can even be initiated towards them,» stated the SSP.
In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Mahesh Kumar Mishra was the primary conspirator and alongside together with his different accomplices, a conspiracy was hatched at Brijesh Pandey’s home in opposition to the latest incident in Jahangirpuri of Delhi. It additionally got here to gentle that the accused on the evening of Wednesday first reached the Beniganj Tiraha the place after seeing a Police Response Automobile (PRV) automobile couldn’t execute the plan on Beniganj Masjid and thus moved to different mosques. They threw the objectionable posters and objects at Ayodhya’s Masjid Kashmiri Mohalla, Tatshah Mosque, Ghosiyana Ramnagar Masjid, Idgah Civil Line Mosque and Gulab Shah Dargah behind Dargah Jail.
Police additionally stated that out of the seven arrested, three accused have a earlier legal historical past.
«The accused Mahesh has 4 circumstances registered towards him in Kotwali Police station Ayodhya. Aside from this, the accused Nitin and Vimal even have circumstances registered towards them,» stated a police officer.
Police stated that every one the seven accused have been booked below Sections 295 (injuring or defiling locations of worship with intent to insult the faith of any class), and 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage spiritual emotions of any class by insulting its faith or spiritual beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code.
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