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Officers like Bareilly DM are rare today, says Muslim cleric

A local Muslim cleric has extended his support to DM Raghvendra Vikram Singh over Singh’s recent facebook post.

lucknow Updated: Jan 31, 2018 15:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bareilly
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DM Raghvendra Vikram Singh.(HT Photo)

Bareilly: A local Muslim cleric has extended his support to DM Raghvendra Vikram Singh over Singh’s recent facebook post.

“Raghvendra Vikram Singh is a true Jihadi officer. Officers with a character like him are rare these days. Everyone must support his views,” said Tauqir Raza Khan, a Barelvi cleric.

“Ajab riwaz ban gaya hai. Muslim mohallo main julus le jao aur Pakistan murdabad ke nare lagao. Kyun bhai woh Pakistani hain kya? (A strange tradition has been formed. To visit Muslim areas and raise slogans against Pakistan. Why, are they (Muslims) Pakistanis)?” RV Singh wrote on Sunday.

The officer put it down on Tuesday after several leaders of the ruling party criticised him for it.

“Anti-secular forces in the country are getting stronger each day but officers like his (the DM) will never allow violence in their presence,” Tauqir said. He also said he will visit the family members of Abhishek Gupta aka Chandan in Kasganj on Thursday. He was killed in communal clashes that broke out in Kasganj on Republic Day.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 15:51 IST