The Gurugram Police on Friday arrested the chief of "Bharat Mata Vahini Group" and one of his associates for disruption of Jumma Namaz and inciting communal disharmony at a local park located in Sector 46 in Gurugram.
The complaint in this regard was filed by Abdul Habis of Gandhi colony, Sector-39 in Gurugam, the police said.
The Bharat Mata Vahini group was demanding that offering prayers in public parks and spaces should be stopped.
The complainant said that the chief of Bharat Mata Vahini, Dinesh Bharti and his associate Sudhir Kumar, had come in a Maruti Gypsy to sector 46 where Jumma Namaz was being held on Friday.
"The duo, who reached the spot had threatened those praying and incited communal disharmony and spread enmity among the 2 communities. They tried to stop the prayers and asked the Namazis to leave and vacate the place," the complainant told the police.
"The two have previously created disturbance on previous Friday prayers held at Sec-39 and Sec-40 where Namaz had to be stopped due to their objections. These repeated action are promoting feeling of enmity and ill will between the two peaceful communities. We ask you to urgently register a complaint against these two," the complainant stated to the police.
Confirm a development in the case, Inspector Amit Sharma, station house officer (SHO) of Sector-50 police station, where the case was registered said, "The duo was arrested from Sector-46 area where Jumma Namaz was happing on Friday. The arrested were reached the spot along with the group members but these two were involved for disruption of Namaz. The duo are being questioning," he said.
The SHO said, anticipating a law-and-order situation, we had deployed a large number of personnel in the area at the time of the prayers. No untoward incident happened and the congregation offered prayers and left the park peacefully,".
The police said they had detained chief of the group, Dinesh in the previous month for disruption Friday prayer held in a park on Sector-40 in Gurugam. Then he was detained for around three hours before being allowed to go.
The chief of "Bharat Mata Vahini' had also submitted a memorandum to the Gurugram police demanding that religious prayers in public spaces be stopped as they were against the rules.
“This incident has come into our notice and we are approaching with the local administration and police to resolve all issues. We will hold discussions with the competent authority and ensure that there is no trouble in the district,” said Haji Shehzad Khan, chairman, Muslim Ekta Manch.