Three activists of the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), an organisation backed by UP CM Yogi Adityanath were arrested in Bareilly on charges of gangrape and thrashing a police officer. The incident happened on Monday night after a fight between one Deepak and Avinash over playing of loud music in Ganeshnagar locality, Superintendent of Police (City), Rohit Singh Sajwan said on Tuesday.
Avinash’s friend broke into Deepak’s house and allegedly misbehaved with the women present in the house. Notably, Deepak who was not at home when the incident took place allegedly beat up Avinash and handed him over to the police. Soon after the arrest, HYV regional President Jitendra Sharma and city unit President Pankaj and a number of other HYV activists reached the police station to protest the arrest.
As BJP city unit chief Umesh Katharia reached the police station, the HYV activists not only misbehaved with him but also allegedly beat-up sub-inspector Mayank Arora. The city SP said that two FIRs have been lodged in this connection.
One FIR was lodged by Arora against Avinash, Jitendra and Pankaj for allegedly beating him and the other by a woman against the three and another person Anil Saxena for allegedly gangraping her. Avinash, Jitendra and Pankaj have been arrested, police said, adding that a probe is on in the matter.