Jhansi: All three Hindutva leaders, including an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) cadre, involved in harassing two nuns and their two students recently, were granted bail by the city magistrate’s court here on Wednesday. All the three were set free by late evening, though the case against them will be tried further, police said.
All the three persons, Ajay Shankar Tiwari, an ABVP cadre, Anchal Arjaria, president of Rashtra Bhakt Sangathan and Purgesh Amaria, secretary of Hindu Jagran Manch, were arrested by GRP on April 2 in connection with the harassment of two nuns and their two students, who were travelling to Raurkela, Orissa from Delhi in Utkal Express on March 19. All the four were forcibly deboarded in Jhansi by GRP on the application filed by Tiwari, who accused them of religious conversion which later on came out to be false.
The matter snowballed into a controversy after Kerela CM made a written complaint to home minister Amit Shah, who assured of justice from an election rally. An investigation was initiated by SP GRP Lucknow, Saumitra Yadav, who holds additional charge of Jhansi. Based on his report, all the three were arrested as a preventive measure.
City magistrate, Salil Patel, said: “All the three were arrested under section 151 CrPC for the breach of peace. They have been released on bail and I have given next date on April 22 for further trial.”