Haridwar hate speech co-accused warns police for arresting Tyagitext_fields
Haridwar: Yati Narsinghanand, one of the religious leaders accused in the Haridwar hate speeches case, has made what seemed to be a warning response to the arrest of Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi for hate.
The arrest of Tyagi, the first in the hate speech case by Uttarakhand Police, was made after the Supreme Court's intervention. Until then, no initiative was made by the police despite there being prime facia a case against the hate speech.
In a video, which is being circulated on social media, Narsinghanand is seen arguing with police officers against the arrest of Tyagi, who is a converted Hindu.
Despite police officers' repeated requests to co-operate with the case, the adamant Narsinghanand is seen not budging to it but made threatening remarks like "all of you and your children will die," to the officers.
Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi - previously Waseem Rizvi- was the former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board, was part of the 'Dharam Sansad', organised by Narsinghanand, chief priest of Ghaziabad's Dasna Devi temple who is known for making controversial remarks.
Tyagi was arrested in Roorkee, Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police Yogendra Rawat told news agency PTI.
Narsinghanand, Tyagi and Annapurnna are among more than 10 people named in the FIRs lodged in the speeches case.
The first arrest in the case comes after the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Uttarakhand government to submit an affidavit within 10 days on action taken in the case.