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Former RSS pracharak detained

Published: 12th February 2013 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2013 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Apprehending tension on Basant Panchami at Dhar district headquarters, the police today detained two persons including a former RSS pracharak Nawal Kishore Sharma as part of preventive measure.

A country-made pistol along with one cartridge have been seized from Sharma, Additional Superintendent of Police, Dhar, Bitto Sehgal said, adding that he was later shifted to M Y Hospital here.

The former pracharak was detained by Dhar police, while eleven others have been arrested on charges of spreading tension in the wake of Bhojshala issue in 2006, when Basant Panchami had coincided with Friday namaz, police said.

Another saffron leader Harsh Sharma, who is a close aide of Nawal Kishore Sharma, has also been detained, they said said.

On February 15, Basant Panchami and Friday coincide, and Hindu outfits have been against Muslims to holding namaz at the Bhojshala.

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