Hindu Mahasabha's recreation of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination on Wednesday stirred a controversy after which two members of the right-wing outfit were detained by Aligarh police. The Uttar Pradesh police also booked nine other members.
Notably, while entire country remembered the father of the nation on his 71st death anniversary, Hindu Mahasabha chose to insult him by shooting his effigy.
An FIR was registered under relevant sections of IPC
After the video surfaced, an FIR was lodged against nine people, including Pooja and four unidentified persons at Gandhi Park police station.
The FIR was registered under IPC Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 295 A (Deliberate act intended to outrage feelings) and 153A (promoting enmity).
Circle Officer Neeraj Kumar Jadaun revealed the outfit had not taken permission for organizing the event.
"Two of the named accused, Manoj Saini and Abhishek, who are seen in the video, were detained. Manoj was seen burning the effigy in the video. The investigation would reveal who circulated the video," Jadaun added.