A video has surfaced online in which the head of Hindu Raksha Dal, Pinki Chaudhary, who is accused of using communal slogans at a rally in Jantar Mantar here, has denied all allegations against him and claims that he will face the police on Tuesday. Delhi would surrender.
In the video circulating on WhatsApp and some other platforms, he claimed that the charges against him are “false and baseless”.
A video showing anti-Muslim slogans being uttered during a protest at Jantar Mantar here was previously widely circulated on social media, after which Delhi police registered a case in this regard.
Delhi police have already arrested eight people – Uttam Upadhyay, Ashwini Upadhyay, Preet Singh, Deepak Singh, Deepak Kumar, Vinod Sharma, Vinit Bajpai and Sushil Tiwari – in connection with the case.
The video shows Chaudhary saying he will surrender at Connaught Place Police Station around 12 noon on Tuesday and is cooperating with the investigation.
“I am still determined. I and no employee of my organization have done anything wrong at Jantar Mantar. I respect the court. I will surrender in front of the Connaught Place Police Station tomorrow, August 31, around 12 noon and will cooperate with the police.
“I have never run away from being arrested. It is everyone’s right to go to court and I did the same. All the allegations against me are false and unfounded. I have devoted my life to Hinduism and Hindutva. I have breath, I will continue to do the work of religion,” he claimed in the video.
The Delhi Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant Bhupinder Tomar, alias Pinki Chaudhary, provisional protection from arrest.
Earlier this month, a trial court here had rejected Chaudhary’s anticipatory bail request.
Hundreds of people had participated in the protest organized by ‘Bharat Jodo Aandolan’.
Shipra Srivastava, media responsible for ‘Bharat Jodo Aandolan’, had said the protest was led by lawyer and former BJP spokesman Ashwini Upadhyay.
However, she denied any affiliation with those who proclaimed anti-Muslim slogans.
Ashwini Upadhyay also denied any involvement in the incident with anti-Islamic slogans.
Video of the incident showed a group of people shouting incendiary slogans at Muslims during the protest at Jantar Mantar.
Preet Singh is the director of ‘Save India Foundation’, while Deepak Singh, Deepak Kumar and Vinod Sharma are associated with various right-wing organisations. Sushil Tiwari is the head of the Hindu army.