Monday, June 17, 2024

VHP leader shot by BJP member over argument about Mohan Bhagwat’s comments

A Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader was shot by a Bharatiya Janata Party member following an argument over Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad on Saturday.

The accused man, Rajat Sharma, a BJP member had taken part in a protest against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Febraury 8 and allegedly made derogatory remarks about him.

On Saturday evening, VHP leader Santosh Pandit and Sharma got into an argument, leading to the VHP leader being shot.

“In his statement, he [Pandit] claimed that one Rajat Sharma had opened fire on him. Both Sharma and Pandit knew each other and the accused attacked the latter after an argument over some issue. Sharma had opened fire with a country-made pistol and he is currently absconding,” said Senior Moradabad Superintendent of Police Hemraj Meena, reported The Indian Express.

The police official said that Pandit was undergoing emergency care.

The protest against Bhagwat was held by an organisation named the Akhil Bhartiya Brahman Mahasabha. They were demonstrating against Bhagwat’s for this statement on February 5 that Pandits or Brahmin community, had created the caste system.

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