Wednesday, May 29, 2024

UP: 200 Muslims booked for causing traffic congestion on Eid in Meerut

At least two hundred Muslims who moved to the road to offer Eid Namaz as the space inside the nearby mosque was filled, were booked for allegedly causing traffic congestion.

The sub-inspector of the Railway Road police station filed a complaint on Friday alleging that over 100 to 200 people offered Eid Namaz on Thursday on the road which led to severe traffic congestion.

Based on the complaint police have lodged an FIR under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of duty) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code.

“The FIR has been lodged against unidentified persons. Our teams are making efforts to identify the accused with the help of CCTV footage in the area,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Singh Sajwan said to PTI news agency.

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