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Malerkotla sacrilege: Naresh Yadav arrested by Punjab Police

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2016 21:03 IST
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Hindustan Times
Malerkotla sacrilege

The prime accused in the desecration incident, which resulted in tension in Punjab’s only Muslim majority town, had named the AAP MLA. Yadav was subsequently questioned by the police. (HT File Photo)

Punjab Police arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav from his office in Delhi on Sunday in connection with the Quran desecration in Malerkotla.

The police had raided his home during the day but he was not present at his home or at his office.

The Malerkotla court had issued an arrest warrant on Saturday.

What happened and who is saying what

The prime accused in the desecration incident, which resulted in tension in Punjab’s only Muslim majority town, had named the AAP MLA. Yadav was subsequently questioned by the police.

“A team of 12 Punjab police officials reached Delhi to arrest the MLA”, superintendent of police Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said.

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Police raided his residence in the morning but the AAP MLA was not present at his home or at his office. Police is also taking help of the local administration to nab the accused .

Reports suggest that Yadav is attending a personal event in Delhi.

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