On Tuesday (February 16, 2021) in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, Maharani Bajrang Das of ‘Badi Sangat’ was attacked with knives. The attack on Mahant came when people of particular community were spraying medicine in the disputed garden and Mahant protested against it. After this, the accused inflicted several blows on the Mahant with knives, injuring him. Four people, including Mahant’s security personnel, were injured in the attack.
‘News 18’ According to the news, In view of the critical condition of the injured Mahant Muni Bajrang Das, he has been referred to Lucknow. Seeing the sensitivity of the incident, the DM and SP of the district went to the spot and took stock of the situation. A heavy police force is deployed on the spot. This incident is from Khairabad police station area. The said garden is disputed, where people of particular community had reached to spray the medicine.
As soon as the Mahant protested, many people belonging to particular communities reached there armed with sharp weapons. There has been a dispute about this land for a long time. Many bigha land of Sangat has been recently freed from possession by Mahanta. Mahant has also been given a security guard with a gun by the administration. The local administration has said that this is a dispute of land and the matter is being investigated.
The main accused is named Laik Khan, who along with his comrades attacked the Mahant. Together He also had brothers Salman and Atik. DM Vishal Bhardwaj and SP RP Singh are themselves monitoring the case.
Appearing for peace, Mahant Dharmendra Das of the ‘Nostalgic Arena’ said that there was an argument in a mutual dispute and Mahant Bajrang got hurt. He thanked the administration for handling the situation and said that things are under control and do not spread rumors.
#Sitapur– Bite given in connection with the peace appeal of Shri Dharmendra Das ji, the Mahant of the egocentric arena in connection with the incident in Thana Khairabad region. @Uppolice @dgpup @adgzonelucknow @Igrangelucknow pic.twitter.com/ZnHB30Ww9K
– sitapur police (@sitapurpolice) February 16, 2021
Sitapur Police has said that a peace committee meeting was held in Khairabad area under the chairmanship of the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, in which dignitaries from both communities participated. Police said that there is no law / peace related problem.
The condition of the Mahant has also been told, which has also been confirmed by the ‘indifferent arena’. Action has been said to be taken against the accused. This incident happened at a time when people are angry with the killing of Rinku Sharma with knives in Mangolpuri, Delhi.