A crowd that had gathered at a Kabristan in Ahmedabad’s Juhapura beat up an Ahmedabad Police official over allegations of clicking the pictures and making videos of the crowd that had gathered. They also snatched his mobile phone. Vejalpur Policein Ahmedabad has taken cognisance and registered a case. Five people have been arrested so far in this regard.
Five people arrested from the mob
As per reports, Mohammad Ahmed alias Raja Siddiqui, Mahar Khan Pathan, Feroz Mohammad Shaikh, Iftikhar Kalyani, Sultan and Parvez Shabir Sheikh are the accused who were arrested. They all had gathered along with a crowd at the Muslim graveyard. They had reportedly come to offer flowers on the grave on occasion of Eid.
Mob attack on ASI Krishna kumar Bhavsingh
Krishna kumar Bhavsingh, who works as ASI of the Special Branch, reached the Kabristan and started taking images of the crowd that had gathered on Eid. Some men from the crowd spotted him and attacked him and even snatched his phone. When the cop was carrying out his duty, some men from the mob said, “This man is taking photo of the crowd, beat him up and take his phone. So what if he is a policeman.” They then gathered and beat him up. The policeman somehow managed to escape and saved his life.
Mob breaks Covid protocols
Owing to the rising Covid cases in the state, the Gujarat state government has prohibited large gatherings in a bid to curb the spread of deadly virus. Bhavsingh, who was following the orders of his seniors, was on duty to gather intel in Juhapura when he found his way to the Kabristan and saw Covid protocols being flouted. He decided to record the evidence. However, some people saw him taking pictures and took law into their own hands.