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Man held for burning copy of Constitution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly burning a copy of the of in protest against the amendments in the SC/ST Act, the police said today.

Anil Tanwar, the national in-charge of the Akhil Bhartiya Bheem Sena, had filed a complaint at the station yesterday, alleging that members of the for Equality burnt the copy of the and shouted slogans against the Dalit icon B R Ambedkar.

The complainant also submitted a CD containing a video of the incident, police said.

During investigation, it was revealed that on August 9, two different organisations -- the Equality Foundation( Azad Sena) and -- held a joint protest at the Parliament Street, the police said.

The participated in the protest under the leadership of and Equality Foundation was headed by one Abhishekh Shukla. Three different police's teams were formed to nab the accused.

The teams raided the houses of suspects in different parts of Delhi, and Utar Pradesh but they were found absconding.

Subsequently, police nabbed Gaur from

During interrogation, he revealed that he and Shukla conspired to burn the copy of the with an intention to bring the attention of government against the amendments in SC/ST Act, the police said.

The duo, along with their supporters, burnt the bare act of Constitution and shouted slogans against the SC/ST Act, B R Ambedkar and the Constitution of Later, they issued a press note for media and got the video viral through to spread it to maximum number of persons, they added.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 23:35 IST