Bhagalpur communal violence: Union minister’s son denied bail, still on the run | india news

Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat addresses a press conference in Patna.

A Bihar court docket on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Union minister Ashwini Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat, accused of inciting communal violence within the state’s Bhagalpur district, a authorities lawyer mentioned.

After listening to either side, the Bhagalpur district court docket declined to grant bail to Shashwat.

Final week, a case was lodged in opposition to Shashwat — a Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) chief — on costs of taking out a procession with out prior permission, inciting communal sentiments and roaming with arms on the streets of Bhagalpur.

Shashwat, who has been evading arrest, had moved the bail plea within the civil court docket, following which the court docket on Tuesday sought the case diary from the police to determine his position within the communal flare-up on March 17.

After that, performing on an utility from the district police, the court docket issued an arrest warrant in opposition to Shashwat.

Choubey has already described the FIR as “a chunk of rubbish” that was registered by “corrupt law enforcement officials in Bhagalpur”.

Shashwat unsuccessfully contested the final meeting polls because the BJP candidate from Bhagalpur, thought of a stronghold of Choubey, who was elected MP from Buxar in 2014.

On the run

Almost per week after the arrest warrant was issued in opposition to Shashwat, Bihar Police has didn’t arrest him.

The police have additionally didn’t hint one other BJP chief Anil Singh — the primary accused in communal violence in Aurangabad district, who managed to flee from police custody.

“Police have been doing every thing to arrest each accused,” senior police officer Gupteshwar Pandey mentioned.

Anil Singh, who was arrested in reference to the communal violence in Aurangabad throughout Ram Navami procession, escaped from police custody two days in the past.

The opposition events have slammed chief minister Nitish Kumar for what they known as his “failure to deal with the state of affairs”.

Ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) spokespersons are, nevertheless, downplaying the difficulty, saying there may be rule of legislation in Bihar beneath CM Kumar and culprits or accused wouldn’t be spared.

Kumar’s JD-U is an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP)-led NDA, which additionally includes the Lok Janshakti Celebration and the Rashtriya Lok Samta Celebration.

Over half-a-dozen Bihar districts, together with Aurangabad, Nawada, Samastipur, Munger, Bhagalpur and Nalanda, are at the moment within the grip of communal stress. Further safety forces have been deployed within the affected cities.

Final week, communal stress ranging from Aurangabad district throughout Ram Navami processions, unfold to Samastipur, Munger, Nalanda, Sheikhpura and Gaya districts.

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