Bajrangi, also known as Raj Kumar, was presented in a Nuh court before being transferred to judicial custody within Neemka jail in Faridabad district, according to a senior police official.
The arrest of Bittu Bajrangi came about after a fresh FIR was filed against him at Nuh’s Sadar Police Station following a complaint by assistant superintendent of police Usha Kundu. This recent incident led to his apprehension in Faridabad on Tuesday. In possession of Bajrangi, eight swords were discovered, as per a spokesperson from Nuh Police.
As outlined in the FIR, Bajrangi, who was identified via social media posts, allegedly accompanied by unidentified supporters, confronted an ASP Kundu-led police unit. The police had halted them as they were in possession of swords and ‘trishuls’ on their way to Nalhar temple. Allegedly, they not only misbehaved with the police team but also issued threats.
Earlier, Bajrangi had been taken into custody by Faridabad Police two days after the outbreak of violence, pertaining to another case linked to the communal clashes. He was subsequently granted bail upon cooperating with the investigation. The charges against him included delivering incendiary speeches and publicly displaying weapons.
In her official statement, ASP Usha Kundu detailed the events, saying, “I and my team were on duty approximately 300 meters away from Nalhar temple. We observed a group of around 20 individuals carrying swords and trishuls as they advanced towards Nalhar temple. In order to maintain law and order, my team confiscated their weapons.”
Kundu further recounted that when the group was instructed to halt, they began chanting slogans against the police, physically confronted them, and forcibly reclaimed their weapons from police vehicles.
“We secured their weapons in our vehicles, but they proceeded to block the path of our vehicles. Subsequently, they forcibly opened the rear doors of our official vehicle and absconded with the weapons. Bittu and his associates, who had engaged in disruptive behavior, threatened us, and were captured on video, were identified,” ASP Kundu elaborated in her complaint.
(With inputs from PTI)