MEERUT Nationwide president of Karni Sena Thakur Shekhar Chauhan and 5 others had been arrested for making a futile try to organise a panchayat in Bhoopkheri village in Muzaffarnagar to assist the claims of his clansmen that emperor Mihirbhoj was a Kshatriya king and never a Gurjar.
The supporters of Karni Sena tried to put up boards of the identify of Kshatriya King Maharana Pratap and in addition needed to set up the statue of a neighborhood Hindu warrior Dheer Singh Pundeer who was claimed to be the commander of Hindu King Pritjviraj Chauhan.
SP(metropolis), Muzaffarnagar, Satyanarayan admitted that six folks, together with Thakur Shekhar Chauhan had been arrested on fees of defying the administration’s order to not hold the panchayat.
He mentioned that there was an argument over Mihirbhoj as each Thakurs and Gurjars claimed that he belonged to their group. “ Immediately’s incident was a fall-out of the continued controversy as members of a group tried to convene a panchayat over the difficulty and some of them tried to put up boards of Maharana Pratap’s identify with out looking for due permission from the administration,” he mentioned.
Extra pressure together with PAC and RAF was deployed within the space and the leaders had been prevented from coming into the village. Officers advised them they might not be allowed to held a panchayat or have interaction in different actions with out looking for permission from the district administration.
Just a few protestors made a futile try to create ruckus however had been dispersed by the police and 6 folks, together with Thakur Shekhar, had been arrested. “5 out of the six arrested are native residents, “ mentioned the SP.
The controversy on emperor Mihirbhoj erupted final yr following inauguration of a statue of the king in Noida. He was described as a Gurjar king and the Thakur group objected to this.
Just a few weeks again, the Gurjars had taken out a march in Saharanpur district, defying imposition of Part 144 of CrPc. Police tried to cease them however couldn’t do a lot in view of a robust crowd of hundreds of individuals.
Tuesday’s panchayat in Bhoopkheri village was by means of a reply to the Gurjar march however officers didn’t permit it.
A gaggle put up a board with the identify of Maharana Pratap exterior Bhoopkheri on June 13 which the police eliminated, however they once more put in it the following day. It was once more eliminated and officers warned them to not achieve this with out looking for permission from the administration. Just a few folks once more tried to put up the board on Tuesday however police thwarted the try.