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Karni Sena’s Rewari chief held, Amu likely to face serious charges

The e Gurgaon police are also likely to take Karni Sena national secretary Suraj Pal Amu on production warrant on Monday and book him under stringent sections in connection with the Bhondsi violence.

gurgaon Updated: Jan 28, 2018 21:46 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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A file photo of Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Karni Sena chief, during a press conference on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

In a crackdown on people who indulged in violence in Bhondsi and Sohna Road while protesting against the screening of the movie Padmaavat, the police on Saturday arrested Rewari district president of Shri Rajput Karni Sena. The accused, identified as Harinder Singh alias Tinku, was arrested by the special investigation team.

Meanwhile, sources said the Gurgaon police are likely to take Karni Sena national secretary Suraj Pal Amu on production warrant on Monday and book him under stringent sections in connection with the Bhondsi violence.

A bus was set ablaze and a school bus was pelted with stones, jeopardising the lives of passengers and students.

Eighteen others were arrested for the same incident. Officials from Bhondsi police station have already moved an application in court to take Amu on production warrant.

Amu was initially detained under section 107, 151 of CrPc to maintain law and order on Thursday. He was sent to judicial custody till January 29. His lawyers on Sunday alleged that he faced threat to life inside the jail.

“Amu has been arrested in connection with an incident that took place at Silani Morh in Sohna in which the accused tried to block road and raised provocative slogans and caused affray. He is the sixth accused caught in connection with this incident”, said Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon police.

On January 26, a case was registered against the accused under sections 148/149,186,188,283,341 of the IPC.

The police also arrested another miscreant identified as Lalit alias Gaurav, who was a part of the group that pelted stones, caused public nuisance in Khandsa in connection with Padmaavat agitation. A case was registered in sector 37 police station in Gurgaon.

The police said they arrested 30 miscreants in criminal cases and detained 14 persons as a preventive measure.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 21:44 IST