Police have arrested a Muslim youth, who was collecting donations under the guise of a devout Hindu, in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. Getting the news from the area under the jurisdiction of the Akbarpur police station metropolitan district in Lucknow, activists of the Hindu Yuva Vahini and Vishwa Hindu Parishad reached the spot, caught him and handed him over to Kotwali Sidhauli.
On the complaint of the leaders of the Hindu organisations, the police registered a case against the suspect and initiated the process of prosecuting him.
Mohammed Vakil, son of Nafees Mohammed, residents in the Sidhauli Kotwali area under the Akbarpur police station, used to extort money from people by visiting villages, towns and shops, pretending all the while to be a Hindu. Sporting a Hindu attire replete with a Mahakal in one hand and a kaleva wound around the wrist of the other, Vakil would foretell the future of the gullible masses, accompanying a bull, calling it Nandi. Activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini and Vishwa Hindu Parishad intercepted him and soon came to know he was a Muslim.
Having submitted a written complaint in the police station Sidhauli, Atul Tiwari, Hindu Yuva Vahini's district head, said that the bull appeared to have sustained injuries in the ears, feet and also the eyes, apparently tortured by Mohammed Vakil. Tiwari said, "Hindu sentiments have been hurt. We demand jailing this man for fraud and unduly exploiting the sentiments of our community as well as mistreating an animal held sacred by the community for making some money."
Atul Tiwari, district hinister of Hindu Yuva Vahini, taking the bull to the local police station
The police have started an investigation after registering an FIR. Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Prasad Bajpai, Dharmendra Singh, Ram Mohan Shukla, Manoj Gau Sewa Wala, Atul Tiwari from Hindu Yuva Vahini, Alok Tripathi, Harsh Mishra, Himanshu Rawat, Ashutosh Pandey, Sandeep Mishra, Mrigendra Singh, Shubham Mishra and Sheel Tiwari are the signatories in the police complaint.