GHAZIABAD: The Ghaziabad police on Wednesday arrested two extra individuals allegedly concerned within the assault on an aged Muslim man, based on officers.
So far, 5 individuals accused within the assault, whose video clips additionally went viral on social media, have been arrested whereas searches are underway for others, the police mentioned.
“Intezaar and Saddam alias Bauna, each of whom have been concerned within the assault on Abdul Shamad Saifi have been arrested at present,” Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Pathak instructed PTI on Wednesday.
Their arrests come because the incident gained prominence with the Ghaziabad police lodging a separate FIR in opposition to social media large Twitter, some journalists and opposition Congress politicians for circulating the video clip of the assault allegedly with an intention to disrupt communal peace.
The district police has maintained that Saifi’s attackers concerned each Muslims and Hindus who have been sad with him over the “tabeez” (amulet) he had offered them and dominated out any communal angle within the case.
Earlier, the police had arrested three of the accused — Kalloo Gurjar, Parvesh Gurjar and Adil — whereas some others have been indentified however are absconding, Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad Rural) Iras Raja mentioned.
“Intezaar and Saddam who’ve been arrested at present have been each concerned within the assault on Saifi,” the officer mentioned.
“Parvesh, one of many accused, had consulted Saifi for some occult apply at his dwelling however has had some mishappenings like spouse’s miscarriage and brother’s accident and blamed Saifi for all this,” he mentioned.
Saddam, whose sister is wedded to Intezaar, had additionally obtained an amulet made for his son by Saifi.
He and Intezaar had taken him to Parvesh’s dwelling the place he was overwhelmed up, the police officer mentioned.
An FIR was lodged on the Loni police station below IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace) and 506 (prison intimidation) two days after the incident, which befell on June 5, based on officers.