The cow vigilante has been arrested for allegedly importing ‘objectionable and inflammatory’ posts beneath a fictitious identify, stories say.
A cow vigilante on the run after he was accused of inciting lethal communal violence in India’s northern Haryana state has been arrested.
Mohit Yadav, higher identified by his alias Monu Manesar, was arrested for allegedly importing “objectionable and inflammatory” posts beneath a fictitious identify on social media after the violence, Indian media stories stated on Tuesday.
The violence in Nuh, Haryana’s solely Muslim-majority district about 100km (62 miles) from New Delhi, began on July 31 after far-right Hindu teams held a non secular procession by the district.
Two days earlier than the procession, Manesar, who heads the native cow safety unit of the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of Vishva Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council or VHP), launched a Fb video saying he would attend the procession as he exhorted different Hindus to affix him.
Nuh residents stated the video angered them since Manesar, 28, is amongst 21 folks named in a primary info report (FIR) for lynching two Muslim males in February this yr.
The charred stays of Junaid Khan, 35, and Nasir Hussain, 27, who have been cousins from neighbouring Rajasthan state, have been present in a automotive in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on February 16.
Cow is taken into account sacred by a piece of primarily privileged caste Hindus and plenty of states have banned its sale and consumption.
Dozens of Muslims have been attacked and lynched up to now decade by self-appointed cow vigilantes throughout India over allegations of cow slaughter.
In accordance with media stories, Manesar is more likely to be handed to the Rajasthan police in reference to the February lynchings.
Police and Hindu teams say their procession in Nuh was attacked by Muslim residents, who dismiss the allegation and say the violence was deliberate.
No less than six folks, together with two Bajrang Dal members and two police guards, have been killed and a few autos have been torched within the violence, which quickly unfold to Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, the place a mosque was burned and its imam killed by a Hindu mob.
In response to the violence, greater than 1,000 properties – largely belonging to Muslims – have been bulldozed in Nuh by Haryana’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) authorities, forcing an Indian courtroom to ask if it was an “train of ethnic cleaning”.