A cleric of the Ajmer dargah, who on camera allegedly offered his house to anyone who beheads now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remark against Prophet Mohammad, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
The Ajmer police had registered an FIR against 'khadim' Salman Chisti on Monday night.
"Salman Chisti was caught last night (Tuesday)... He is a history-sheeter at the Dargah police station," an official said.
Khadim of Ajm€r Khw@ja D@rg@h arrested byPolice. He has many past criminal record.Kh@dims & Chistis of this D@rg@h raped & photographed 100's of Hindu girls & forced them into repeated s€x. Shame on those Hindus who visit this place #Ajmer #SalmanChishti pic.twitter.com/3eHUz7Pzps— Radharamn Das राधारमण दास (@RadharamnDas) July 6, 2022
In the video, the cleric is purportedly seen and heard announcing he would gift his house to anyone who brings Sharma's head to him. Chishti is also allegedly heard saying he would shoot her dead for insulting the Prophet.
Now Khadim of Ajmer Sharif Salman Chisti gives call for #NupurSharma's beheading— Ritu #सत्यसाधक (@RituRathaur) July 5, 2022
Announces his house in reward for her head
Same dargah where more hindus visit than muslims & Modiji sends chadar evry yr
Allegedly same chisti gang was involved in rape of 100s of Hindu girls in 90s pic.twitter.com/cDC8rtZuES
"You have to give a reply to all Muslim countries. I am saying this from Ajmer, Rajasthan, and this message is from Huzur Khwaja Baba ka darbar," he purportedly says in the video, referring to the Sufi shrine that sees many Hindu visitors, apart from Muslim devotees.
Last week, four people were arrested in connection with another provocative speech allegedly delivered at the main gate of the Ajmer dargah on June 17.
Though that video was in circulation earlier, the arrests were made following the killing of an Udaipur-based tailor Kanhaiya Lal by two men, who said they were avenging an insult to Islam.
The two men were, however, caught by the police when they were fleeing on a motorcycle in Rajsamand. In all, five people have been arrested in connection with the murder case, which is being handled by the National Investigation Agency.
(With PTI Inputs)