Plea in HC Against Prayagraj Demolition; Over 400 Held, Bhiwandi Man Held for Supporting Nupur Sharma

Security personnel and local residents gathered at the site where a bulldozer is being used to demolish the home of Javed Ahmed, a local leader allegedly the main plotter of the violent protests against the now-suspended statements of BJP leaders about the Prophet Muhammad in Prayagraj on 12 June.  (Photo: PTI)

Security personnel and local residents gathered at the site where a bulldozer is being used to demolish the home of Javed Ahmed, a local leader allegedly the main plotter of the violent protests against the now-suspended statements of BJP leaders about the Prophet Muhammad in Prayagraj on 12 June. (Photo: PTI)

A petition was submitted to the President of Allahabad High Court challenging the demolition of Javed Muhammad’s home.

The Prayagraj Development Authority demolished the home of the accused in the June 10 violence in Prayagraj amid heavy police presence. An agency official said that the building plan for the house of the accused, Javed Ahmed, had not been approved by the personal digital assistant.

The development comes a day after the demolition of illegal properties of two people accused of rioting in Saharanpur, which witnessed stone-throwing on Friday. Javed Ahmed House – JK Ashiyana – is located in Kareli district of Prayagraj. Police personnel and the JCB machine arrived at Kareli Police Station around 10:30 a.m. and the demolition began around 1 p.m.,” a senior PDA official said.

Muhammad Javed aka Javed Bemp has been identified as the main conspirator behind the violence and has been taken into custody by UP Police under the Gang Act. SSB Dinesh Kumar Singh said on Saturday that Ahmed had been arrested and was being questioned. The police also searched the house during the demolition and found many unwanted items that had been seized. These will be included in the investigation.

Here are the latest updates in the dispute over a note against the Prophet:

  1. Items found from Javed Ahmed’s home include two domestic pistols and several live cartridges. In addition, some papers in which Ahmed made remarks were found to be rejected in the courts.
  2. According to the police, Ahmed is the alleged mastermind of the stone-throwing attack that took place here on June 10 after protests over the out-of-control controversial statements about the Prophet Muhammad made by the now-arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson. A mob set fire to a few motorbikes and vehicles and also attempted to set fire to a police car.
  3. Speaking about the demolition of Javid’s house, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Al-Owaisi said, “UP CM has become the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Will anyone condemn and demolish their homes? The house that was demolished in the name of the accused’s Muslim wife.”
  4. A petition was submitted to the President of Allahabad High Court challenging the demolition of Javed Muhammad’s home. The petition was filed by a team of lawyers including attorney KK Rai, Md Saeed Siddiqui, Prabal Pratap Singh and Ravinder Singh. The petition states that the house that was demolished is in the name of the accused’s wife and demands compensation for the victims and action against the guilty officers.
  5. Another 10 accused have been arrested in connection with the demonstration and commotion following Friday prayers in the Jamia Masjid area of ​​Mogalpura PS district of Moradabad. Akhilesh Bhadurya, SB City, said 25 defendants had already been jailed in 14 days of judicial remand.
  6. As many as 316 were arrested in eight districts in UP and 100 in West Bengal. In Ranchi, police filed 25 rescue information reports against those responsible for the clashes that left two dead and dozens injured on 10 June.
  7. Bhiwandi police in Maharashtra have summoned arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Nupur Sharma to record a statement on Monday in relation to her alleged disapproving remarks against the Prophet Muhammad, an official said on Sunday. Besides, Bhwandi Police in Thane district has asked sacked BJP employee Naveen Kumar Jindal to record his statement on June 15 regarding his alleged controversial tweets against the Prophet Muhammad, Chief Inspector of Police Chetan Kakade told reporters.
  8. A young man from Bhiwandi in Maharashtra was arrested over a social media post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Sunday. According to the police, Saad Al-Ansari was arrested after a crowd of people arrived outside his house and protested against the post on social media and demanded his arrest. Meanwhile, Bhiwandi policemen also rushed to the site to prevent further escalation.
  9. After violent incidents from Howrah, Murshidabad and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, a group of people were reported to have attacked and damaged a local train at Bethuadahari railway station in Nadia. A police officer said that train services on this line were disrupted for about two hours and 10 people were arrested. The officer said that more than 1,000 protesters threw stones, damaged homes, and attempted to block roads.
  10. Jharkhand police said some of the arrests were made in the Ranchi violence. However, the exact number of arrests will be revealed at a later time. The police are investigating whether strangers were involved in the case. Police deployment continues in the wake of the violence in Ranchi where Article 144 has been enforced.
  11. The curfew continued for the fifth consecutive day on Monday in the towns of Doda and Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, as police arrested a person for giving an inflammatory speech. The authorities decided to continue the curfew restrictions imposed under Article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the two cities to maintain law and order.

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