BJP, VHP leaders booked for ‘stoking’ tension

05, Oct 2015

Peerzada Ashiq
SRINAGAR, October 5, 2015
At least three leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) are on the run after being booked for allegedly stoking communal tension in Rajouri district in the last one month.
State BJP leader Naiter Singh and VHP leader Karan Thakur are absconding since October 2 after a mob of 30-40 people attacked a cop from a particular community when he was tending a cow home.
“Preliminary investigation suggests that late in the evening the policeman was attacked by a strong mob of around 40 people. We have identified around 10 people. A case has been registered and law will take its own course,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Rajouri, Haseeb Mughal told The Hindu over phone.
Mr. Mughal said raids are on to arrest Singh, Thakur and others involved in the attack, which prompted a shutdown from Muslims on Saturday.


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