Man held for making ‘derogatory’ remarks against Uttar Pradesh CM

A man was arrested on Monday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and threatening a Hindu Yuva Vahini functionary, police said.

Umesh alias Lukka Nagar, in his late 20s, was arrested from his house in Dankaur of Gautam Budh Nagar district, they said.

The police said a case was registered at the Dankaur police station late on Sunday night against Umesh on a complaint by Hindu Yuva Vahini zonal president Naveen Pandit.

“Pandit had objected to a vulgar dance show and a qawwali programme during a fair held in the district last week. Umesh later called up Pandit and abused him, and also made derogatory remarks against the Chief Minister,” Station House Officer (SHO) Farmood Ali Pundir said.

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He said an audio clip of the conversation had gone viral on September 7 after which Sub-Inspector Pawan Kumar lodged a non-cognisable report in the case.

“But on Sunday night, Umesh along with his four aides reached the house of Pandit brandishing a pistol and threatened to kill him,” the SHO said citing the complaint.

The police lodged an FIR on the complaint of Pandit under Indian Penal Code Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (house trespass), 147, 148 and 149 — all three related to multiple people rioting with deadly armed weapons.

“Umesh was arrested from his house on Monday morning. The police are on the lookout for his aides based on inputs from him,” the SHO said.

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