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One held for burning Constitution's copy: Police

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A was arrested from on charge of burning a copy of the Constitution of and shouting slogan against Dr at a protest here, police said on Sunday.

Police said accused Deepak Gaur, said to be a member of Arakshan Virodhi Party, was arrested from his hideout in on Saturday night for committing the crime during the protest on Parliament Street in Central on Thursday.

On a complaint of of Akhil Bharatiya Bheem Sena, the Police on Friday registered a case against the Youth for organisation at the station regarding the crime.

"Leaders of Youth for (Azad Sena) and held a joint protest on the Parliament Street. The protesters led by and were involved in the burning the copy of the Constitution and shouting slogans against Dr Ambedkar," of said.

The teams raided their hideouts in Haryana, and and arrested Gaur from A manhunt for Shukla and others is on.

"During interrogation, Gaur said that he and Shukla conspired to burn the pages of the Constitution to create a sensation to attract government attention to opposition to amendments in the law pertaining to scheduled castes and tribes," the added.

Gaur told police that they along with their supporters burnt a bare act of the Constitution of and later put on a press note on the issue.



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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:36 IST