Seven arrested for trying to stir communal riots in Ayodhya

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By Muslim Mirror

LUCKNOW Seven people were arrested for dumping objectionable items outside four mosques and a dargah in UP’s Ayodhya in an attempt to stir riots in the district, said senior police officials on Thursday.

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On the intervening night of April 27 and 28, the accused dumped holy books, meat, inflammatory posters among other items outside mosques in Kashimiri Mohalla, Ghosiyana Ram Nagar, Tatshah, Eidgah Civil Lines and Gulab Shah Dargah allegedly “to take revenge” for the violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Hanuman Jayanti, Ayodhya senior superintendent of police (SSP) Shailesh Pandey said.

The police team was immediately pressed into action and the culprits were arrested with the help of CCTV footages. The footages showed eight people on four motorcycles but detailed investigation revealed that 11 people were involved in the incident, he said.

He said the mastermind of the incident Mahesh Kumar Mishra, was nabbed. The six others arrested were identified as Pratyush Srivastava, Nitin Kumar, Deepak Kumar Goud alias Gunjan, Brijesh Pandey, Shatrughan Prajapati and Vimal Pandey while efforts were on for the arrest of four others.

The entire planning was done by Mahesh Kumar Mishra, who wanted to take revenge for the Jahangirpuri incident by disturbing law and order situation before Alvida ki Namaz and Eid. All the accused gathered at Brijesh Pandey’s house on April 26 night and left in five groups on five motorcycles, said the SSP.

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