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Mamman Khan, a Haryana Congress lawmaker, was detained in relation to the Nuh riots

At Sector 67 in Gurugram, miscreants set fire to the burned-out remnants of a shop and other temporary structures after attacking a VHP procession in the neighboring Nuh district. 

Mamman Khan, a Congress lawmaker from Ferozepur Jhirka, was detained by the Nuh Police on September 14, 2023, in relation to the racial unrest that occurred over a month ago during the Jalabhishek Yatra of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The rioting that eventually spread to areas of south Haryana resulted in the deaths of six people.

The arrest was confirmed by Nuh Narendra Bijarniya, Superintendent of Police. The court will present Mr. Khan during the day.

Following Mr. Khan’s detention, internet services in Nuh were shut down for two days and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were issued.

Anil Vij, the Haryana Home Minister, had previously stated in the State Assembly that there was evidence against Congress MLA Mamman Khan for his role in the rioting in Nuh.

Mr. Khan was detained two days after Mohit alias Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal member and self-described cow vigilante, was detained on Tuesday for allegedly making incendiary statements on social media prior to the Jalabhishek Yatra on August 28.

On September 14, 2023, the Haryana government attorney informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that Mamman Khan had been named as an accused in one of the First Information Reports filed in connection with the racial violence. The information was revealed at a hearing on Mr. Khan’s petition asking for protection from being subjected to coercive action.

In the plea before the court, Mr. Khan expressed his fear of being arrested in the matter and asked the court to order the Haryana government to form a high-level Special Investigation Team made up of personnel not below the rank of Inspector General of Police.

Mamman Khan was repeatedly invited by the Nuh Police to participate in the riot investigation, but he failed to show up for the interview.

 

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