NEW DELHI – At long last, Yati Narsinghanand has been arrested for the genocide calls against Muslims given at Haridwar Dhram Sansad convened by him. The habitual hate monger has been evading arrest amidst clamour for his arrest for the intemperate remarks he made against Muslims and Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) from time to time.
Earlier on Friday, Uttarakhand police arrested Jitendra Tyagi, a recent convert to Hinduism and a close associate of Narsinghanand, in the same case. When a police party came to arrest Tyagi, Narsinghanand had created a ruckus and intimidating the officers with death threat.
The police had filed an FIR against 10 people after massive outrage against the event.
Over the last two weeks, the Hindutva priest has gone from cackling with cops about how a police officer “will be on our side” to cursing them – “all of you will die,” he said on Friday after the first arrest.
Narsinghanand is among more than 10 people named in the FIRs lodged over speeches that called for genocide and the use of arms against Muslims.
The first arrest in the case came weeks after the event, only after the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Uttarakhand government to submit an affidavit within 10 days on action taken in the case.