The Uttar Pradesh Police Sunday registered an FIR against BSP MP Kadir Rana and two party MLAs for their alleged inflammatory speeches at a public meeting organised in the wake of a triple murder,which took place in Kawal village of the Muzaffarnagar district on August 27.
The FIR comes a day after the police arrested former minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Dharamvir Baliyan,partys district president Ajit Rathi and 10 other political activists,when they tried to visit Kawal village where two from Hindu community and one from the minority community had died in a communal flare-up.
The police booked Rana and MLAs Noor Saleem Rana of Charthawal and Jameel Ahmed of Meerapur,both in Muzaffarnagar,under Section 341,153-A and violation of section 144 of the CrPC.
Apart from the trio,seven other named persons and 600 unidentified have been mentioned in the FIR. No one has been arrested.
According to a complaint lodged with the police,the incident took place when one Gaurav of Malikpura village was returning home alongwith his two female cousins and one Shahnawaj of Kaawal village allegedly passed lewd remarks. When Gaurav objected,an altercation broke out.
Gaurav left and returned after a few minutes along with his cousin Sachin,also from Malikpura village. Both allagedly attacked Shahnawaj with knives,following which he suffered serious injuries. While locals rushed Shahnawaj to hospital,others caught hold of Sachin and Gaurav and lynched them. Meanwhile,Shahnawaj succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
Muzaffarnagar Circle Officer Jagat Ram Joshi said they had not found any evidence,which showed that the incident occurred because of alleged harassment of girls. The police,according to the CO,have found that Gaurav and Sachin entered into an argument with Shahnawaj over a trivial issue. Following intervention of villagers,Gaurav and Sachin went away but returned along with their associates and attacked Shahnawaj. While the duo were trying to escape,the locals managed to catch Gaurav and Sachin and beat them to death.
On a complaint filed by Gauravs uncle Ravinder,the police have registered a case against seven persons at Jansath police station while Shahnawajs father has named eight persons in the killing of his son. The CO said one Furkaan has been arrested in the double murder case.
After the incident,there were protests in both villages and the district administration invoked section 144 CrPC in the district.