Ittehad-e-Millat Council chief Maulana Tauqeer Raza and his three associates have been placed under house arrest on Tuesday evening for 3 days.
The motion adopted after Raza introduced plans to start out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ from Bareilly to Delhi at hand over a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu through which ban on Hindutva outfits had been sought. Officers mentioned Raza hadn’t sought permission for his Delhi march.
The Moradabad police had registered an FIR in opposition to Raza on Sunday for allegedly making provocative remarks. District Justice of the Peace, Bareilly, Shivakant Dwivedi confirmed that Raza and his associates Nafees, Nadeem and his spokesman Munir Idrishi have been placed under house arrest. Numerous police personnel have been deployed across the Hazrat Dargah advanced, the place Raza lives.
Dwivedi mentioned, if required, the cleric may very well be detained additional to make sure peace and legislation and order within the district. Dwivedi mentioned part 144 of Felony Process Code, that prohibits gathering of individuals at one place, is imposed within the district.
Bareilly’s metropolis Justice of the Peace Renu Singh mentioned Raza had not taken permission to take out the march. She mentioned Raza had solely knowledgeable senior officers verbally about his plans. Police mentioned Raza and his associates have been detained on the premise of inputs supplied by intelligence businesses.
She mentioned senior officers have been monitoring the state of affairs round Raza’s residence since morning.
SP (metropolis) Rahul Bhati mentioned PAC and different workers within the Police Strains have additionally been placed on alert. He mentioned if wanted, medical care can be supplied to these put under house arrest.
Chatting with media in Moradabad final week, Raza had mentioned that if these demanding separate state of Khalistan are tried for treason, shouldn’t the identical be carried out to those that demand a ‘Hindu Rashtra.’
Raza was additionally heard saying within the viral video: “What would occur if our youth began demanding a Muslim nation? Some fanatics are sowing the seeds of hatred within the nation. Those that do that and their supporters are neither well-wishers of society nor of the nation. They’re traitors”. He had alleged that hatred in opposition to Muslims was rising and mosques and madrasas wanted to be protected.