MADHYA PRADESH: Taslim Ali, a bangle salesperson, was assaulted on August 22 in Govind Nagar, Indore, for using a “false” name while selling bangles to local ladies. In connection with the incident, four people were arrested.
Ali was then detained for allegedly improperly touching an underage girl as well as forgery, according to authorities.
According to state Home Minister Narottam Mishra, the Madhya Pradesh administration has discovered “proof” that one of the individuals arrested in connection with a demonstration and for circulating inflammatory messages following the bangle seller incident in Indore has social media contacts with Pakistan.
He further stated that the detained man, Altamash Khan, is a member of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), which is led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
On Saturday, police in Indore city arrested four people, including Altamash Khan, on suspicion of circulating provocative remarks on social media and plotting rioting.
“One of the arrested men, Altamash Khan, who staged a protest at a police station (in Indore) after the bangle vendor incident, has contacts with Pakistan through Whatsapp and Facebook,” Mishra informed reporters.
He claimed that undesirable information, including movies and audios, had been discovered in Khan’s possession, which the latter had planned to expose in stages.
The apprehended suspects, identified as Altamash Khan, Mohammad Imran Ansari, Javed Khan, and Syed Irfan Ali, are all in their 20s and 30s and are driven by a radical ideology, according to police.
They circulated inflammatory messages on social media in connection with a plot to incite communal rioting in several locations by inciting public outrage over recent incidents in Indore, according to police.