Published By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: September 15, 2023, 08:51 IST
Haryana Police has arrested Congress MLA from Nuh, Mamman Khan, in connection with the violence that broke out in various parts of the city on July 31. Satish Kumar, Ferozepur Jhirkha Deputy Superintendent of Police and the head of the SIT investigating the case, confirmed the arrest on Friday.
“Yes,” he said, when asked if the legislator has been arrested.
Senior Congress MLA from Nuh Aftab Ahmed also confirmed Khan’s arrest.
“The police have given information to us that he has been arrested,” said the Deputy Leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the Haryana Assembly.
The Ferozepur Jhirka legislator, who was named as an accused in an FIR lodged after the communal clashes, was also arrested late last night.
Khan was named an accused in an FIR lodged after the Nuh violence, the Haryana government had told the High Court on Thursday, also claiming that the police have the phone call records and other evidence to back the charges.
Haryana’s Additional Advocate General Deepak Sabharwal told the High Court that Khan was named an accused on September 4 after the evidence against him was evaluated. There was “ample evidence” against him, he later told reporters on Thursday.
A Vishva Hindu Parishad-led procession was attacked by mobs in Nuh on July 31. Six people were killed, most of them during the attack. A cleric died in an attack on a mosque in adjoining Gurugram.
(With PTI Inputs)