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Ghaziabad incident: Yogi blasts Rahul for 'lying' over attack on Muslim man despite police clarification
Ghaziabad Incident
(From L to R) Yogi Adityanath, the Muslim man and Rahul Gandhi

Ghaziabad incident: Yogi blasts Rahul for 'lying' over attack on Muslim man despite police clarification

| @indiablooms | 17 Jun 2021, 02:06 pm

Lucknow/IBNS: Citing a police clarification, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has blasted Congress top leader Rahul Gandhi for allegedly peddling lies over an incident where a Muslim man was allegedly beaten in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.

As it was reported, an elderly Muslim man, named Abdul Samad, was allegedly assaulted by a group of young men, who also cut his beard and force him to chant "Jay Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram", while he was on his way to to a mosque to offer his prayers.

According to to various media reports, one of the attackers, a young man in white full sleeve t-shirt and blue sweatpants, threatened the victim with a knife which he also used to chop off his beard.

Police have turned down any communal angle to the incident, stating the old man was attacked both by Muslim and Hindu men as they were upset over amulets they had purchased from him.

Senior police superintendent, Ghaziabad, Amit Pathak said Samad did not mention that he was forced to chant Jai Shree Ram or chop off his beard in the FIR registered on Jun 7.

Slamming the incident, Gandhi, a Congress MP, had tweeted, "I am not ready to believe that a true devotee of Shree Ram can do this. Such cruelty is far away from humanity and shameful for a society and a religion."

Hitting back at Gandhi, Adityanath tweeted, "Prabh Shree Ram's first teaching is truthfulness which you (Rahul Gandhi) have never practiced. It is shameful that you are spreading venom in society even after the truth is being told by the police."

"You are shaming humanity in the greed of power. Stop humiliating, defaming people of Uttar Pradesh," the controversial Hindu priest added.

The incident has gathered momentum as the north Indian state is rapidly getting into an election mode with the sharp decline in COVID-19 cases.

The state is due to go to polls in early 2022. 

(Images: IBNS File, Screenshot grab and Rahul Gandhi Facebook)

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