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Haryana Violence: VHP Disowns Bittu Bajrangi After Arrest, Says He Had No Relation With Party's Youth Wing Bajrang Dal

On July 31, it has been reported that Bittu Bajrangi and his associates wielded illegal weapons during the VHP procession that came under attack in Muslim-majority Nuh and killed six people, including two home guards and a cleric.

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Cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi
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Following his arrest yesterday in connection with the recent communal clashes in Haryana's Nuh district, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday disassociated itself from cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi.                         

VHP in its official statement said, "Raj Kumar alias Bittu Bajrangi, who is said to be a Bajrang Dal worker, has never had any relation with Bajrang Dal. The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) also does not consider the content of the video allegedly released by him to be appropriate," the right-wing outfit said in a statement.

On July 31, it has been reported that Bajrangi and his associates wielded illegal weapons during the VHP procession that came under attack in Muslim-majority Nuh and killed six people, including two home guards and a cleric.

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Bajrangi arrested in connection with Haryana clashes

Bittu Bajrangi was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the communal clashes that erupted in Nuh on July 31, police said. 

According to police, he was questioned in connection with a fresh FIR registered against him and 15-20 others at Nuh's Sadar Police Station.The FIR against Bajrangi and the others has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections 148 (riots), 149 (unlawful assembly), 332 (causing hurt), 353, 186 (obstructing a public servant from discharging duty), 395, 397 (armed robbery), and 506 (criminal intimidation) and provisions of the Arms Act, police said.

Police said Bajrangi, the president of an outfit called the Goraksha Bajrang Force, was initially detained by a Crime Investigation Agency team of Tauru from Faridabad and taken for questioning.

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 A spokesperson of Nuh Police later said he had been arrested and would be produced in a city court on Wednesday.

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