On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally in the western UP constituency, repeatedly referred to Masood’s remarks, allegedly threatening to chop Modi into pieces — unusual for the Prime Minister to pick on a small leader, BJP leaders point out.
In 2014, he, along with Vinay Ratan Singh, co-founded the Bhim Army or the Bhim Army Bharat Ekta Mission, an unregistered organisation, to fight for the development of Dalits and other marginalised sections
Saharanpur SP (Rural) Vidyasagar Mishra said Sajid and his relatives lodged a complaint at Biharigarh police station on Thursday only after a video, showing the youth being thrashed and tonsured, went viral on Wednesday.
Saharanpur SP (City) Prabal Pratap Singh said the trio was booked under IPC section 304 A (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). A departmental inquiry has also been initiated against the accused policemen, he said.
The police have announced a reward of Rs 12,000 each for information on Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar and his three associates. A Saharanpur court has issued non-bailable warrants against BJP MP Raghav Lakahanpal Sharma's brother connection with another inter-caste clash.