Haridwar Hate Speech: Wasim Rizvi Aka Jitendra Tyagi Arrested

New Delhi: Former chairman of Shia Waqf Board Wasim Rizvi aka Jitendra Tyagi was arrested by the Uttarakhand Police on Thursday, the arrest was connected to the hate speech case, according to ANI reports.

According to Swatantra Kumar, SP City Haridwar, Rizvi was arrested and later was sent to judicial remand for 14 days by a local court.

Rizvi is one of the accused from the Haridwar Hate Speech case, he was of inciting violence, hate speech against the community at a three day conclave that was orgainsed at Hairdwar last year in december. The conclave organizer was Yati Narasimhanand Giri of the Juna Akhada from December 17 to 19, who is already under police scanner for making hate speeches and inciting violence against Muslims.

Multiple clips from the event later were widely circulated on social media platforms, inviting sharp criticism from several leaders.

Tyagi is the first accused to be arrested in the hate speech case.

Earlier in December, the police had registered a case against Tyagi and others under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc) in Haridwar.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Police have issued notices to Yati Narsinghanand and another accused Sadhvi Annapurna.

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