Police on Friday arrested two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councilors for assaulting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) councilors during the swearing-in ceremony of the Mayor and other members of Meerut Municipal Corporation. has been arrested. The police gave this information on Saturday. However, he has also been released on bail from the police station itself. Arvind Chaurasia, Circle Officer of Police, Civil Lines, told PTI that BJP corporators will be fined for not standing during the singing of the national song ‘Vande Mataram’ during the swearing-in ceremony of the mayor and corporators of Meerut Municipal Corporation on Friday. had allegedly thrashed some councilors of AIMIM.
In this case, a case was registered against three BJP councilors Rajeev Kale, Uttam Saini and Kavita Rahi. In this, the police arrested two accused Rajeev Kale and Uttam Saini on Friday night. He was later released on bail from the police station itself. He told that in connection with yesterday’s incident, a complaint has also been made on behalf of Rajeev Kale against eight councilors of AIMIM.
Apart from this, BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Dr. Laxmikant Bajpai has also accused of disrespecting the national anthem. However, no case has been registered in this regard so far. Jurisdiction Officer Chaurasia said that prima facie it is coming to the fore in the investigation that the members of AIMIM have committed indiscipline by not standing at the time of Vande Mataram song in the first meeting of the House. The House will take its own action in this and there is no interference of the police.
According to the CO, some AIMIM corporators were allegedly beaten up by BJP corporators over the issue of Vande Mataram. He said that on the complaint of Dilshad Saifi, three BJP corporators Rajeev Kale, Uttam Saini and Kavita Rahi have been booked under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 352 (assault or criminal force) in this connection. And a case was registered under 506 (criminal intimidation).
When asked about the action taken on Bajpai’s complaint, Chaurasia said that he has talked about registering a sedition case against AIMIM councillors, but there is a ban on sedition law. Moreover, the matter pertains to the National Song and not the National Anthem.
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