Dharma Sansad case: religious leader Yati Narsinghanand taken into custody for 14 days | Latest India News


Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand was remanded in custody for 14 days by a court in Haridwar on Sunday in connection with the ‘Dharma Sansad’ hate speech case. Narsinghanand, who was the organizer of the controversial event, was arrested by Haridwar police last night; it was the second arrest made in the case after Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf council.

The religious leaders had apparently called for genocide and the use of arms against Muslims during a speech at the “Dharm Sansad” event in Haridwar from December 17-19, 2021.

Subsequently, an FIR was filed against Yati Narsinghanand and Wasim Rizvi aka Jitendra Narayan Tyagi along with many others including another Hindu seer named Sagar Sindhu Maharaj in the hate speech case.

According to PTI news agency, Narsinghanand, the head priest of Dasna Temple in Ghaziabad, was arrested under Sections 295(A) and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sent to Roshnabad Jail.

Section 295(A) deals with willful and malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs, while Section 509 deals with the word, gesture or act intended to insult a woman’s modesty.

Rakinder Singh Kathait, Police Station Officer (SHO) at the prison, told PTI that Yati Narsinghanand was arrested on Saturday evening at Sarvanand Ghat on the Ganges River, where he was holding a ‘satyagraha’ against the arrest of another defendant. in the case – Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, formerly known as Waseem Rizvi.

Tyagi is already in jail, Kathait said. Many other ‘Dharma Sansad’ speakers are accused of hate speech.

Two FIRs were filed in Haridwar against more than ten people, including Narasinghanand and Tyagi, in this regard. Meanwhile, a special investigation team is investigating the case, the police official said.


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