Accused held in nun's harassment case released on bail


Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 8 (IANS): Three right-wing leaders, including an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member, involved in harassing two nuns and their two students recently, have been granted bail by the city magistrate's court.

All three were released from jail on Wednesday evening.

All the three accused persons, Ajay Shankar Tiwari, an ABVP member, Anchal Arjaria, president of Rashtra Bhakt Sangathan and Purgesh Amaria, secretary of the Hindu Jagran Manch, were arrested by GRP on April 2 in connection with the harassment of two nuns and their two students, who were travelling to Rourkela in Orissa from Delhi on Utkal Express on March 19.

 

All the four were forcibly deboarded in Jhansi by GRP on the application filed by Tiwari, who accused them of religious conversion which later turned out to be false.

The incident snowballed into a controversy after Kerala Chief Minister made a written complaint to Home Minister Amit Shah, who assured him of justice.

An investigation was initiated by Superintendent of Police GRP Lucknow, Saumitra Yadav, who holds an additional charge of Jhansi.

Based on his report, all three were arrested as a preventive measure.

City Magistrate, Salil Patel, said: "All the three were arrested under section 151 CrPC for the breach of peace. They have been released on bail and I have given the next date on April 22 for further trial.

 

  

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Under the prevailing socio-political set up, we can't expect real justice. Such incidents will only push the minorities away from the mainstream and alienate them all the more. I only hope these goons are not felicitated with garlands and petals for their valiant efforts towards preserving Sanatan principles.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    In this earth judgement can be given as per humans demand or depend on political presure .But still the final verdict is given by God .So wait and see ...

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Great news. This is the justice system we have. This will encourage anti social elements to create more problems in the society.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Lawfully judge cannot deny them bail because there was no physical assault. But it has caused unimaginable distrust among the communities. Who is responsible for this? not the judge or law itself. Its the politicians. Only solution is to defeat these communal forces in the coming elections.

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