CHANDIGARH: During 36th day of senior BJP leader L K Advani’s rath yatra in Chandigarh, UT police have arrested two members of a minority community and recovered a country made pistol, eight live cartridges and some sharp-edged weapons from their possession on Wednesday night.
Though senior chandigarh police were tight-lipped on the development, reliable police sources said, “Both persons were arrested following the input of intelligence wing of local police and one of the rounded up persons was also involved in two years back reported riots in Haryana.”
SHO of police station, sector 31, Inspector Jaspal Singh, said, “Rounded up persons were identified as Akram Khan and Karvinder Singh of Saharanpur in UP and a car was also seized from their possession.”
When asked either both were came to Chandigarh for disturbing ongoing Rath Yatra, Inspector Singh refused to make any comment and said a case of Arms Act was registered against both of them, and both were produced in a local court for obtaining police custody.
Chandigarh police have already arrested a total 14 members of two radical organizations included All India Sikh Student Federation ( AISSF) and Akal Sahai International (ASI) prior before the entrance of Advani led rath yatra in Chandigarh on November 16.
However, police sources said one of the arrested, Akram, introduced himself as the district level BJP leader of Saharanpur and Karvinder was involved in the reaction violence of Gohana incident around five years back in Panchkula district of Haryana.TOI