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Delhi Police deny permission to BJP march at Jantar Mantar against Udaipur killing

Kanhaiya Lal was hacked to death on Tuesday inside his shop by two men allegedly for posting a social media statement in favour of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Police personnel deployed after the murder of Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur. (PTI)

A protest march planned by the BJP at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against the killing of a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur was cancelled Wednesday afternoon after the police denied permission.

“Dharna/demonstration in Jantar Mantar… cannot be permitted in view of the current communal situation in Delhi. Section 144 CrPC is in force in the entire area of New Delhi district. Hence, any march with gathering is not permitted,” said Amrutha Guguloth, DCP, New Delhi, in a letter to organiser and BJP leader Kapil Mishra.

Earlier in the day, the BJP leaders had said they will protest at Jantar Mantar against the killing of Kanhaiya Lal Teli in Udaipur.

“We will gather at Jantar Mantar against the massacre in Udaipur and pay tribute to Kanhaiya Lal ji and resolution march for the destruction of terror,” Mishra had said.

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Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga had said that he would also take part in it.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) in all the 15 districts in Delhi have been asked to make elaborate security arrangements and to be on high alert. They have been asked to meet with the Aman committees of their concerned district to maintain peace and tranquillity.

On Tuesday evening, the Special Commissioner of Police of the northern and southern zones asked DCPs to monitor all the PCR calls and make proper security arrangements in their area. Officers have also asked that police patrolling be increased and pickets be set up in their areas.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli was hacked to death on Tuesday inside his shop by two men allegedly for posting a social media statement in favour of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who had made controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

Both the men have been apprehended from the state’s Rajsamand district.

In a video, the two identify themselves as Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, and boast about the “beheading”. They then purportedly issue “a warning” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday directed the NIA to take over the case. Authorities have also imposed prohibitory orders in Rajasthan for a month, and suspended internet services for 24 hours across the state after Teli’s murder.

First published on: 29-06-2022 at 10:49:45 am
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