BJP youth leader, two others acquitted in murder case of Muslim man as witnesses turn hostile

Vinay Varshney

By Muslim Mirror Staff

A local court in Aligarh acquitted former Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) office-bearer Vinay Varshney and two others on Wednesday in the murder case of a 22-year-old Muslim man who was killed during an anti-CAA protest in February 2020.


The court gave them clean-chit after witnessed changed their statements and opposed the FIR registered by the police.

A clash broke out between the CAA protestors and cops as well as members of Hindutva groups on 23 February in Aligarh. Mohammad Tariq Munawwar was standing on the terrace of his house when a stray bullet hit him. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries during treatment on 12 March.

Vinay was arrested after Munawwar’s family accused him of firing the bullet. According to the Times of India report, Police recovered the weapon which was used for crime and it was registered in Vinay’s name. Last year, charges were framed against by the Aligarh court and he was to judicial custody in Etah jail.


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