5 Oct, 2015
Five days after Mohammad Akhlaque Saifi was lynched over rumours about cow slaughter in this Uttar Pradesh village, Vishal, accused of inciting the mob, was arrested on Saturday.
Vishal is the son of Sanjay Rana, a local BJP leader associated with the party for the past two decades. Mr. Rana is reportedly close to Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma. The BJP State unit has distanced itself from Mr. Rana, who does not hold any party post.
The arrest came amid a volatile and tense situation in the village, which has become polarised with the Hindu community raging against the media for being “one-sided”. In two instances of attacks, two presspersons were injured and two vehicles damaged.
Read the rest: BJP leader’s son held in Dadri lynching case – The Hindu