Ranchi: The Hazaribagh police have booked a dozen individuals together with a victorious Panchayat Samiti member for allegedly shouting ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans throughout a victory procession, officers stated on Monday.
The incident occurred on May 19 throughout a victory procession taken out by supporters of Amina Khatoon, who grew to become a member of the Siladih Panchayat Samiti below Korrah police station, simply exterior the counting station at Hazaribagh Basar Samiti campus in the district headquarters. Police took motion after a video of the purported incident started circulating on social media.
“We are investigating the case. We have filed an FIR on the complaint of the on-duty magistrate for the panchayat polls. Twelve people including Amina Khatoon have been named in the FIR, besides others. We are yet to make any arrest. We are sending the video for a forensic test to test the authenticity. We will take further action only after we get the lab report,” stated Hazaribagh superintendent of police Manoj Ratan Chothe.
With the video turning viral on social media, the opposition BJP has demanded motion in opposition to the accused. People conscious of the event, nevertheless, stated a number of supporters of Khatoon from the Hindu group have thrown their weight behind her.
“A section of her supporters approached the local police on Sunday and claimed she was being wrongly framed. They are also likely to meet the SP on Monday,” an official stated.
Shamim Ansari, son of Amina Khatoon, who was current in the course of the victory procession denied the fees.
“We are very unhappy. It seems we have lost the election even after such a comfortable win. We received 1040 votes and have won by a margin of over 500 votes. The total Muslim vote in my constituency is just about 400. So who all voted for me? It can be calculated. In my village Lagunwa, we are only two Muslim families rest all are Hindus. Could we win an election in such a scenario had we been of such character?” Ansari instructed HT over cellphone.
Ansari claimed there have been extra Hindu supporters even on the victory procession the place the alleged sloganeering is alleged to have been executed.
“I can give names of my Hindu supporters who were at the procession raising slogans along with me. The police and other officials were also present there besides supporters of candidates from other constituencies. We are open for any probe and any action. We are innocent and shall come out clean,” he added.