One of the accused in the assault of birdwatchers in Mangar was remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday. The accused, Mahavir Das also known as Chota Baba, was arrested on Tuesday based on the complaints filed by the victims of the attack.
One of the victims, Mukul Talwar along with other lawyers from the Faridabad bar association met with the police to press charges of attempt to murder against the perpetrators.
According to the victims statements, they were allegedly attacked by a holy man and some of his henchmen when they were visiting Mangar Bani in Faridabad.
“As per our initial investigation, a physical fight broke out when the two parties used foul language,” said investigating officer, Bharat Bhushan.
Meanwhile, environmental activists have taken a serious stand against the attack and have asked the police to look into the matter seriously, as innocent birdwatchers were attacked.
Latika Thukral, from IamGurgaon, said that local goons have been destroying the forest area of Aravallis, which is now under threat of being destroyed completely.
“The situation is similar in all parts including the Ridge, Asola and other areas under the Aravalli as well. Protecting the limited forest area has to be made a priority in government plans,” said Thukral.