AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over demolition of the home of the primary accused in Prayagraj violence, asserting that he was behaving just like the Chief Justice of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom.
“The UP Chief Minister has develop into the Chief Justice of Allahabad Excessive Courtroom. He’ll convict anybody & demolish their homes?,” Mr Owaisi requested whereas addressing a rally in Gujarat’s Kutch.
The Prayagraj Growth Authority (PDA) on Sunday demolished the home of Javed Mohammed, alias Pump, the alleged mastermind of the June 10 violence in Prayagraj, amid heavy police deployment.
The accused is a pacesetter of the Welfare Social gathering of India and the daddy of activist Afreen Fatima. Ms Fatima was a part of the protests in opposition to the centre’s controversial Citizenship Regulation final yr. The police have stated her function on this week’s violence is being probed as effectively.
Police stated the accused had unlawful weapons and objectionable posters at his dwelling. The search was carried out at his dwelling on Sunday morning earlier than the demolition.
“We’ve discovered a 12 bore unlawful pistol and a 315 bore pistol and cartridges and a few paperwork that present objectionable feedback in opposition to the honourable court docket,” stated Ajay Kumar, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Prayagraj.
Mr Mohammed has been arrested in reference to the violence and is being interrogated, officers stated.
The demolition got here hours after a discover was caught outdoors his home, claiming unlawful building within the floor and first flooring. The discover additionally claimed that he had did not reply to a demolition order despatched to him in Could.
In line with the discover, Mr Mohammed was requested to get the unlawful building razed by June 9, failing which a remaining discover was despatched to him to vacate the home by 11 am on June 12.
Nonetheless, attorneys for the politician denied the claims in a letter to the Chief Justice of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom. Alleging that the authorities had not adopted guidelines and that the demolition was unlawful, they stated Mr Mohammed was not the proprietor of the home that was demolished.
The home was within the identify of his spouse, who had not acquired any discover of unlawful building, the attorneys stated.
Huge protests had been held in elements of Uttar Pradesh after Friday prayers over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
On Saturday, municipal groups, accompanied by police, razed down the houses of two of the violence accused in Saharanpur, which they declare had been unlawful constructions.
Demolitions had been additionally carried in Kanpur, the place violent clashes and stone-throwing passed off on June 3 over the identical challenge.
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested over 300 individuals from varied districts within the state in reference to the protests and violence, with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warning of “strictest” motion in opposition to these trying to vitiate the ambiance.