3 men held for attacking BJP MP

Dehradun, May 22: Three persons have been arrested for attacking BJP MP Tarun Vijay when he was coming out of a temple with some Dalit leaders in Chakrata, 180 km from here, an official said on Sunday, May 22.

Sardar Singh, a resident Punah village, Nain Singh of Bijnu village, and Rajendra Singh, a resident of Pokhri village, were arrested last evening, Chakrata Tehsildar, D D Verma said.


The three accused have been booked under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty).

A probe is on in the matter, the Tehsildar said, adding, more arrests would be made after the identification of other accused.

Vijay was on Friday attacked by a mob and his car vandalised after he came out of Silgur Devta temple with Dalit leaders in Chakrata.

The mob attacked Vijay and the Dalit leader apparently for visiting the temple where entrance of persons belonging to backward castes is prohibited.

Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Harish Rawat yesterday met the BJP MP in a hospital. After meeting Vijay, Rawat had convened a high-level meeting with senior officials over the issue.


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