Seer issuing ‘rape threat’ surfaces on social media, police launch probe

A online video of a saffron-clad seer allegedly offering a dislike speech versus a group and issuing a “rape risk” surfaced on social media on Thursday, prompting law enforcement to initiate a probe into the matter.

The Uttar Pradesh police have began investigating a movie in which a Hindu priest is viewed allegedly threatening to kidnap and rape Muslim ladies although addressing a collecting outdoors a mosque in Sitapur district.

The two-moment video clip containing the loathe speech is mentioned to have been recorded on April 2 when the seer identified as Bajrang Muni Das, the mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasin Ashram in Khairabad city, was using out a procession on the situation of Navratri and Hindu New Yr.

The video displays a gentleman clad in saffron robes addressing a collecting from inside of a jeep. Speaking on a microphone, the person appears to make communal and provocative remarks as the crowd cheers him with shouts of “Jai Shri Ram”.

The saffron-clad seer can be read expressing in the video clip that if any Hindu woman is teased by a person belonging to a individual group, he would himself rape a lady of that local community.

It is alleged that when his procession achieved in close proximity to a mosque, he begun supplying the dislike speech on a loudspeaker.

Soon after the online video surfaced on social media, the Sitapur police initiated a probe less than More Superintendent of Law enforcement North Rajiv Dikshit.

Authorized action will be ensured as per policies on the basis of the details and evidences that floor in the probe, police reported.

(With inputs from Companies)

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Posted on: Friday, April 08, 2022, 12:01 PM IST