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Nuh violence: Bajrang Dal leader Bittu Bajrangi arrested from Faridabad

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Bajrang Dal leader Raj Kumar, better known as Bittu Bajrangi, was arrested by Haryana police Tuesday in connection with the violence that broke out in the Nuh district during a Hindu yatra by Hindutva groups on July 31.

The Hindutva leader was arrested by the CIA team of the Nuh police Tuesday evening from his Faridabad home.

The violence left six people dead in Nuh and Gurgaon. The six includes two home guards and a mosque imam. Hundreds of Muslims including minors were arbitrarily detained following the violence.

The FIR against him was registered on a complaint by ASP Usha Kundu at Sadar Nuh police station Tuesday.

The charges against him include assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, voluntarily causing harm to deter a public worker from doing his duties, rioting, and Section 25 of the Arms Act.

Bajrangi was earlier arrested and later released on bail in connection with a video posted on the morning of July 31. In this case, an FIR under IPC Section 295A was registered at Dabua police station.

A popular “Hindu militant” in Faridabad, Bajrangi has named in multiple FIRs in the district related to hate speech against Muslims. In these incidents, police registered FIRs against him in Dhauj and Mujesar police stations of Faridabad by taking cognizance of videos of him allegedly hurling abuses against a Muslim community.

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