A day after an anti-Christian rally led to violence in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, including vandalisation of a church, the state police arrested five people, including Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) district president Roop Sai Salam.
The mob had also attacked the police force who tried to quell the violence, leading to Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Sadanand Kumar sustaining head injuries.
According to a press note issued by the police on Monday, Roop Sai Salam, Narayan Markam, and 2,000 others had gathered to ‘discuss social issues’ that same day.
Who Are Roop Sai Salam and Narayan Markam, Accused of Inciting Violence in Chhattisgarh?
Roop Sai Salam is the current district president of the BJP in Narayanpur, while Narayan Markam is the former district president. However, sources say that their roles is much bigger than that.