Uttarakhand cops make first arrest in Dharma Sansad hate speech case, issues summons to two other accused
Some participants at the Dharma Sansad held in Haridwar from December 17-19 have been accused of delivering highly provocative speeches against Muslims.
Hindu seer Kalicharan Maharaj was being brought to Pune where he will be produced in a court later in the day, officials said.
The most disturbing fact is that vigilante groups enjoy selective protection from the police. While the state professes law as religion neutral, the data shows otherwise
No arrests have been made so far in connection with the Haridwar hate speech incident even though the state police have registered a case.
The court had said that in the past such incidents have triggered communal tensions leading to riots and loss to life and property.
A criminal case was filed against Subramanian Swamy by an advocate two days later at the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Karimganj under various sections of the IPC for the "hate speech".
Singh, who was remanded to judicial custody on August 10 after his arrest, is accused of creating enmity between different groups and inciting the youth.