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Quran desecration case: Key Accused Rajendra Kumar names AAP MLA in the controversy

The police claimed that Kumar admitted he “hated Pakistan and Muslims” and wanted to exact “revenge for the Dinanagar and Pathankot terrorist attacks”

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  • Torn pages of the Quran were found on June 24 near Jarg Chowk
  • More than 250 people were booked in Malerkotla  on June 25
  • Vijay Kumar told officials he was offered Rs 1 crore by Yadav for desecrating the holy book

Aam Aadmi Party legislator Naresh Yadav has been booked by the Sangur police after the alleged orchestrator Vijay Kumar named him in the June 24 incident that led violence in Muslim-dominated Malerkotla located in Punjab’s Sangrur district.

Torn pages of the Quran were found on June 24 near Jarg Chowk. When people who had gone to report the incident to MLA Farzana Alam late in the evening were turned away, the 300-strong mob turned violent and burnt vehicles, damaging the property of the MLA. Consequently,more than 250 people were booked in Malerkotla on June 25.

Kumar and the zonal secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Pathankot Nand Kishore Goldy and his son, Gaurav, were arrested later and have confessed to the crime.

The police claimed that Kumar admitted he “hated Pakistan and Muslims” and wanted to exact “revenge for the Dinanagar and Pathankot terrorist attacks”, says the Scroll.in report.

The officials have also revealed that Kumar has alleged that he was offered Rs one crore by Yadav for desecrating the holy book.

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According to Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police Pritpal Singh Thind, Kumar had claimed the plan was to create communal tension and hostile feelings towards the state government and instigate people on communal lines so that they vent their anger against SAD-BJP [Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party] and Congress and vote for AAP in next polls, says that Scroll.in report.

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Yadav has claimed the allegation are baseless and that he does not know Kumar. Sanjay Singh, the AAP national spokesperson said that the SAD-BJP government in Punjab had gone out of their minds and will get what they reap in the coming polls.

The Bharatiya Janata Party went a step forward on Monday, July 4, staging a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that he is the “mastermind” behind the Quran desecration case in Punjab.

-This report is compiled by a Staff-writer at NewsGram.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

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Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)