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Surat gangrape: VHP men held for bandh

india Updated: Jun 15, 2009 12:02 IST

Police have detained some workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in wake of Monday's 'bandh' call given by the organisation, protesting the gangrape of a teenager in Surat.

"Some VHP workers have been detained as precautionary measure," Joint commissioner of police (JCP) Shamsher Singh
told PTI, refusing to divulge further details.

The VHP, however, has alleged that police have arrested 50 of its members on sunday night, including city unit
secretary Utkarsh Patel and RSS leader Suresh Master.

The shutdown call has been given in connection with the gangrape incident in the city on June 12, where three
people identified as Sahid Saiyed, Tariq Saiyed and Abu Bakr abducted a 17-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in a
moving car.

The arrested trio are presently under police custody.