On Tuesday, a special court in Allahabad convicted four persons and sentenced them to life imprisonment for their role in the Ayodhya terror attack 14 years ago. Aziz was acquitted by the court for lack of evidence.
The fresh cases mean police have now filed six cases in UP and arrested six persons over the last three days. Police had earlier arrested Kanojia for allegedly uploading a video on Twitter in which a woman is heard making some claims about Adityanath.
“MP Sakshi Maharaj visited jail around 12.30 pm and stayed inside for nearly half an hour. He had discussions with us about the condition of the jail and also met MLA Kuldeep Singh for around two minutes,” said superintendent, Sitapur district jail, D C Mishra.
Workers of BJP’s youth wing, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reached the spot and staged protests alleging that illegal slaughter took place in connivance with the police.
The police said they have arrested three employees of the shop — Shivam, Sunil Jaiswal and Pitamber — and have launched a hunt to nab its owner, Danveer Singh. Most of the victims are from Raniganj village where the shop is located under Ramnagar police station limits.