Gurugram: A political row has erupted in Haryana after a homicide case was lodged in opposition to an Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) chief in reference to the demise of a Bajrang Dal activist through the 31 July violence in Nuh.
Javed Ahmed, the state coordinator for AAP, was booked for his alleged involvement within the killing of Pradeep Kumar, a Bajrang Dal activist who was attacked by a mob close to Sohna on the intervening night time of 31 July and 1 August. Pradeep had gone to Nuh to affix the spiritual procession that noticed communal clashes, and was on his means again to Gurugram by automotive.
Ahmed has been accused of instigating the mob to homicide Pradeep and his companions, who have been getting back from Nuh in a automotive. The FIR, seen by ThePrint, was lodged on the Metropolis police station in Sohna on 2 August by on Pawan Kumar, who was driving the automotive wherein the sufferer was travelling to Gurugram together with different Bajrang Dal members on 31 July.
The FIR in opposition to the AAP chief was registered below IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with lethal weapons), 149 (illegal meeting), 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant), 302 (homicide), and 506 (felony intimidation), together with part 25 (1B-a)/54/59 of the Arms Act, 1959.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) has demanded that the police take strict motion in opposition to Ahmed, whereas the AAP has accused the BJP of framing its chief in a false case.
Ahmed had contested the meeting elections from the Sohna constituency twice as a Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) candidate in 2014 and 2019, however got here third each occasions with 39,868 and 21,791 votes, respectively, in line with the Election Fee web site. He reportedly joined the AAP on 15 March final yr.
In keeping with Pawan Kumar’s criticism, they have been adopted by two different vehicles of Bajrang Dal members and a police escort till they reached Sohna, the place the police escort left them saying that Sohna Police will handle them.
Pawan in his criticism mentioned that quickly after they left the police escort, a Scorpio automotive blocked their means and round 150 individuals armed with pistols, rods and sticks surrounded them. He claimed that he misplaced management of his automotive after some stones hit it and it crashed into the highway divider.
“Once I got here out of the automotive, I seen Ahmed standing there who informed the mob aaj inhe jaan se maar do, jo hoga essential sambhal lunga (Kill them, I’ll handle the implications),” Kumar claimed.
He added that he and Pradeep Kumar have been dragged out of the automotive and overwhelmed up by 20-25 individuals. He mentioned that even when the police got here to rescue them and take them to the hospital, some youths have been nonetheless assaulting Pradeep, who later died of his accidents at Safdarjung Hospital Wednesday.
Nevertheless, Sushil Gupta, the state president of AAP, has dismissed the FIR as a “soiled politics” of the BJP to border leaders of opposition events in false instances. Gupta informed ThePrint that Ahmed was greater than 100 km away from the spot of the incident on that night time and he had proof of his cellular location.
In the meantime, O.P. Dhankar, state president of the BJP, informed ThePrint Sunday that the procession was a spiritual occasion attended by spiritual individuals and never by BJP staff.
“The rioters have attacked a spiritual occasion, and if political leaders belonging to AAP have been discovered concerned it’s extremely condemnable, they need to be given a stern punishment,” Dhankar added.
ThePrint reached Javed Ahmed through calls and a textual content message Sunday however acquired no response. This report shall be up to date when a response is acquired.
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Pradeep Kumar, who lived in Gurugram and belonged to the Bajrang Dal, had joined the Braj Mandal Yatra that was attacked in Nuh on 31 July. In keeping with studies, he managed to outlive and took refuge in an historic Shiva temple at Nalhar in Nuh. He was later rescued by the police.
Later that night time, he was reportedly on his means again to Gurugram with some others when he was attacked by a big crowd close to Sohna.
In keeping with Gupta, who dismissed the FIR as false, Ahmed was not current in Sohna on the night time of the incident.
“Ahmed was at Punhana in Nuh district that night time. He has given all of the proof of his cellular location to the police. After the Nuh violence, he was additionally a part of the peace committee shaped by the district authorities and attended its conferences repeatedly,” Gupta informed The Print Sunday.
The AAP’s state president added that the social gathering doesn’t have an issue in investigating Ahmed’s function. “However on the identical time, the function of the police must also be probed. It must also be probed why intelligence on doable violence through the yatra was neglected,” he added.
Gupta additionally alleged that the BJP was “within the behavior of engineering riots after which implicating leaders of the opposition events in false felony instances”.
Nevertheless, dismissing Gupta’s allegations, Dhankar mentioned the investigation of the FIRs was being carried out by the police, and the BJP had nothing to do with it.
(Edited by Richa Mishra)
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