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Second FIR Lodged in Haridwar Dharma Sansad Case

The second FIR, lodged at Jwalapur police station in Haridwar on Sunday, was filed on the basis of a complaint by Nadeem Ali, a resident of the area.

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Dehradun: A second FIR was lodged Sunday against ten persons in connection with the Dharma Sansad held in Haridwar between December 17-19 where participants allegedly delivered hate speeches against Muslims.

The FIR was lodged at Jwalapur police station in Haridwar on the basis of a complaint lodged by Nadeem Ali, a resident of the area, said senior sub-inspector Nitesh Sharma. It was subsequently transferred to the city police station where the first FIR in connection with the case was lodged, Sharma said.

The ten persons named in the second FIR are the event’s organiser Yati Narasimhanand Giri, Jitendra Narayan Tyagi formerly known as Waseem Rizvi, Sindhu Sagar, Dharamdas, Parmananda, Sadhvi Annapurna, Anand Swaroop, Ashwini Upadhyay, Suresh Chahwan and Prabodhanand Giri, he said.

A Special Investigation Team was also constituted on Sunday to probe the case.

The BJP government in Uttarakhand is under tremendous pressure to take action against those who delivered the hate speeches and calls for genocide at the Dharma Sansad.

Muslims held protest marches in Dehradun and Haridwar on Friday and Saturday demanding the immediate arrests of those who delivered the provocative speeches.

(PTI)