Ashwini Upadhyay gets bail in provocative sloganeering case

Ground Report | New Delhi: Ashwini Upadhyay gets bail; A court has granted bail to former Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, arrested for raising communal slogans at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Sunday. On Tuesday, a Delhi court sent the four accused, including Upadhyay, to judicial custody for two days.

Ashwini Upadhyay gets bail

Supreme Court lawyer and former Delhi Pradesh BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay had called a meeting at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest the colonial laws, in which more than 100 people attended.

Later, a video went viral on social media regarding this rally in which people were raising objectionable slogans and threatening to harm Muslims. There was a lot of uproars after the video of this incident went viral, after which the police made arrests.

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Delhi Police registered an FIR

In the case of provocative slogans, Delhi Police had also registered an FIR against unknown people. Delhi Police Commissioner has given instructions to take strict action against the accused. Delhi Police says that Ashwini Upadhyay and others involved in Sunday’s incident will be arrested. Ashwini Upadhyay was called to the Connaught Palace police station.

Ashwini Upadhyay reached Connaught Place police station in Delhi at around 3 pm. He says that he will keep the truth in front of the police. The police are also conducting raids to arrest the accused identified in the case.

Delhi Police issued a statement saying, “Ashwini Upadhyay and others involved in the incident will be arrested. Delhi Police is handling the matter as per law and any kind of communal hatred will not be tolerated.” According to Delhi Police, this event was not allowed. The nature of the slogans seen in the video has drawn outrage from various sections, including political leaders.

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The Minorities Commission has sought an answer from the Delhi Police on the slogans inciting violence against Muslims. The commission’s director A Dhanalakshmi has written a letter to the Delhi Police asking what action has been taken against those raising slogans so far.

The National Commission for Minorities has taken suo motu cognizance of the sloganeering. The commission has asked Delhi Police to respond by Tuesday. The commission has also asked the police whether those who raised the slogans have been identified and whether anyone has been arrested in this regard.

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