Ludhiana, October 26
In the wake of ongoing protests by several Sikh organisations demanding arrest of a Hindu leader, Anil Arora, resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Mundian Kalan here, who is facing charges of hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community in a case registered at Police Division No 3 here on October 20 under Section 295-A of the IPC, the city police has added Sections 153-A, 212 and 216 of the IPC and arrested six persons today.
Giving details, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP)-I, Dr Pragya Jain, said Shalu Aggarwal, resident of Sector 20, Panchkula, and Rosy Jain, resident of Anand Vihar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, were arrested for their connivance in promoting disharmony and hatred between different groups.
Further, a fresh FIR was registered today under Sections 212 and 216 of the IPC and four city residents, identified as Mahesh Chander Sachdeva and his wife Sushma Rani of Janakpuri), Umesh Kumar of New Guru Nanak Nagar, Mundian Kalan, and Amit of Pakhowal Road, were arrested on charges of harbouring an offender and giving shelter to an absconding accused person.
Anil Arora was booked by the police on the complaint of some Sikh bodies who had charged him with putting an audio clip on social media in which objectionable remarks were made about Guru Nanak Dev and his father.
The ADCP asserted that the police are making all-out efforts to arrest the prime accused, Anil Arora, and for this purpose several police teams are raiding his possible hideouts and technical assistance has also been sought to trace the accused. She said during investigation if role of any other miscreant or organisation is found in perpetration of the crime, strict action as per law will be taken against them.
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