BJP leader, two others detained in Jharkhand lynching case

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Jharkhand: According to the information given by the sources, a local Bharatiya Janata Party leader along with two others has been detained in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh over Jharkhand lynching case of a man who was accused of carrying beef in his car.

Nityanand Mahto, the media in-charge of BJP’s Ramgarh unit, was picked up by the police on Saturday along with two others from the house of local party unit chief Pappu Banerjee.

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Explaining the incident, a senior police officer RK Malik went on to say: “Alimuddin, also known as Asgar Ansari, was driving his Maruti van when he was stopped and brutally attacked by a group of people near Bazaar Tand area in Ramgarh; his car was set on fire. The police swung into action as soon as they heard about the attack and rescued Mr Ansari, but he died in hospital.

Police officials went on to say: “Nityanand Mahto, 45, instigated the mob; a video of the incident, they say, shows that the BJP leader was not just present at the spot but he dragged Mr Ansari out of the van. As he watched, the mob then thrashed Mr Ansari mercilessly.”

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