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'Why Apologise?' Says BJP Leader Raghav Lakhanpal In Alleged Saharanpur Rioting Case

The only regret he felt, he added, was "we have such a bad local district administration."

'Why Apologise?' Says BJP Leader Raghav Lakhanpal In Alleged Saharanpur Rioting Case
'Why Apologise?' Says BJP Leader Raghav Lakhanpal In Alleged Saharanpur Rioting Case
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2017-04-25T14:59:06+05:30
The local BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, who was  charged earlier this month for 'rioting' and 'inciting violence' in the village, says "no reason to apologise".
 
While talking to the NDTV, the 40-year-old leader Raghav Lakhanpal said that he did not find anything wrong in what he said or did.
 
"Apologise for what? For standing with people when they were attacked? For questioning the administration when they were not performing? The administration should apologise," he was quoted as saying by the channel.
 
The only regret he felt, he added, was "we have such a bad local district administration."
 
A week back, two groups clashed after one backed by Lakhanpal tried to forcibly take out a procession through an area that is sensitive. Stones were thrown at the procession.
 
Two FIRs were registered on April 21 against 12 persons and over 300 unnamed people in connection with two incidents of violence in Janakpuri area.
 
The charges include IPC section 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) among others.
 
The second FIR has been registered in connection with the protest outside the Senior Superintendent of Police's residence in which a CCTV camera was damaged and his "nameplate removed", he said, adding the FIR was registered with charges similar to the first one.
 
The SSP further said in both the FIRs it has been mentioned that local MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma was present at both the spots.
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