28 booked for ‘rioting’, ‘trespass’ to offer namaz on govt property in UP (Muslim Mirror)

LAKHIMPUR KHERI: Twenty-eight persons, three named and other unnamed, have been booked for ‘rioting’ and ‘criminal trespass’ by police for allegedly installing loudspeakers and offering mass prayers on a state government property in the Kashi Ram area of Lakhimpur Kheri.

The incident happened on Sunday.

The FIR was registered after a purported video of people offering ‘namaz’ in the building complex went viral on social media and a complaint was lodged by a local right-wing activist, Ramgopal Pandey, at the Sadar Kotwali police station.

Police have named Mohammed Adil, Jumman Khan and Nisha Khan along with 25 other unidentified persons in the FIR and slapped sections 447 (criminal trespass), 147 (rioting) and 298 (deliberate intentions of hurting religious sentiments) of IPC against them.

The accused are absconding, the police said…

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