Lucknow: A saint from Uttar Pradesh Mahant Bajrang Muni Das, who threatened Muslim girls with rape, was arrested by state police on Wednesday nearly eleven days after he made the surprising remarks at a spiritual procession.
Das was arrested by Sitapur police and he will probably be introduced within the court docket quickly. He’s the top of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasin Ashram in Khairabad.
Das has been despatched to jail for 14 days in judicial custody.
Whereas saying his arrest on Twitter, Sitapur police additionally said that each one those that will disturb the legislation and order won’t be spared and strict motion will probably be ensured as per the legislation.
— Sitapur Police (@sitapurpolice) April 13, 2022
The seer had allegedly made a hate speech in opposition to Muslims on April 2. A video of it later surfaced on social media platforms.
Within the two-minute video of the inciting speech which was made exterior a mosque, Das might be heard terming Muslims as ‘jehadi’ and threatening them if any Hindu woman is harassed by any man of that group, he would himself rape their girls.
“I’m telling this to you with all of the love that if a single Hindu woman is teased by you in Khairabad, I’ll overtly carry your daughter and daughter-in-law out of your house and rape her,” information company PTI quoted him as saying within the purported video.
Extra Director Normal of Police (Regulation and Order) Prashant Kumar advised information company PTI that police arrested Das in Sitapur.
His arrest got here days after UP Police booked the saint over his rape menace.
“A case has been registered in opposition to Mahant Bajrang Muni Das over his hate speech in Khairabad. After assortment of proof and inquiry, police will provoke motion accordingly,” Extra Superintendent of Police Sitapur, Rajiv Dikshit had stated earlier.
Das has been booked below Indian Penal Code sections associated to creating hate speech and derogatory statements.
Even the Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) on Friday sought Das’ arrest and reprimanded police saying it can’t be a mute spectator and will take applicable measures to curb such incidents.
Quickly after his feedback went viral on social media and UP Police took congisance of the matter, Das issued an apology in one other video and stated that his earlier statements had been introduced in a “improper method”.
“My assertion has been introduced in a improper method. I search unconditional apology for a similar,” he had stated.