The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of Vinay Kumar in the Saharanpur riot case of May 2017. The order was passed by a bench of Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Akhilesh Sharma. In the high court, Kumar contended that the Station House Officer (SHO) of Kotwali Dehat police station lodged an FIR against several people in the riot case but he was not named in it. It was further pleaded that when the petitioner moved a surrender application before the court concerned in Saharanpur on July 26, 2017, the police submitted a report that he was wanted in four cases. However, when his father sought information from police under the Right to Information Act, the police responded on September 22 saying that he was not wanted in any case. The petitioner told the court that he was being harassed by police. Saharanpur witnessed cast violence in May after a Dalit man killed in clashes with Thakurs.
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