‘Will launch ‘battle’ against Delhi Police if any action is taken against our activists’: VHP warns

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday warned the Delhi Police about the violence that took place during the procession on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. VHP on Monday warned that if any action is taken against its workers in connection with the violence during Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri, then the organization will launch a “battle” against Delhi Police. Let us inform that this warning of VHP has come after Delhi Police said that it has registered an FIR against the organizers for taking out the procession without permission.

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Reacting sharply to the police action, VHP national spokesperson Vinod Bansal said, “We have come to know that an FIR has been registered against VHP and Bajrang Dal workers. They have made a huge mistake. They dismissed the police’s claim as “absurd” that the organizers took out the procession without permission and said the police seemed to have succumbed to “Islamic jihadis”.

According to news agency PTI, Prem Sharma, a local leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, was arrested by Delhi Police for taking out a religious procession without permission in Jahangirpuri area of ‚Äč‚ÄčNorth West Delhi. However, Prem Sharma was later released and the statement was later withdrawn. Not only this, the name of VHP and Bajrang Dal is not mentioned in the revised statement issued by the police.

North Western Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Usha Rangnani said an FIR was registered against the organizers for taking out the procession in the area on Saturday evening without permission and an accused person joined the investigation.

VHP leader Vinod Bansal, on the allegation of not having permission, said that if permission was not there, then how were police personnel present in such a large number with the procession? Bansal said that the VHP is a law-abiding organization and making such allegations against it and its workers raises many questions on the functioning of the police. Bansal warned that Vishwa Hindu Parishad would not tolerate such things. The VHP will start a ‘battle’ if they (police) try to register a false case or arrest any of its workers, he said.

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