Pravesh Gurjar granted bail in case of assault on 72-year-old Muslim man

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Abdul Samad

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: A local court has granted bail to Pravesh Gurjar in the Ghaziabad assault case. He was arrested in June for allegedly being part of the group that beat an elderly Muslim man and cut his beard.

Gurjar was granted in the aforementioned case but he will continue to remain in jail in connection with other cases.

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72-year-old Abdul Samad who lives in Uttar Pradesh’s Loni town was attacked and forced to chant Jai Shri Ram. His story was known to people after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media. In his interviews, Samad repeatedly said that he was asked to chant Jai Shri Ram.

However, the UP Police dismissed the claim saying that there was no religious angle in the incident. They said that he was attacked because he used to make amulets.

Later, the police arrested several Muslim men on various charges. Samajwadi Party leader Umed Pahalwan, who had interviewed Samad during a live show on Facebook, was also arrested and booked under the National Security Act.

The police have also registered a case against prominent journalists and politicians for tweeting the claim that Samad was attacked on religious lines. Those who were named in the case include Rana Ayyub, Mohammad Zubair and Congress spokesperson Dr Shama Mohammad.

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