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UP: 12 arrested for allegedly assaulting Muslim cleric, forcing him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’


A map showing the location of Muzaffarnagar where the alleged incident took place.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday booked 12 men for allegedly pulling the beard of a Muslim cleric and forcing him to chant “Jai Shri Ram”, PTI reported. The incident took place in Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday when the imam was going to his village on his motorcycle.

“Prime facie it seems to be a matter of physical assault,” Superintendent of Police Shailesh Kumar Pandey said. “Even then, the police have registered a case against 12 youngsters on the basis of the cleric’s complaint. Action will ...


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