A group of people who offered namaz in Lulu Mall are supposedly not Muslims. CCTV evidence verified that since the beginning of the incident, it was allegedly a purposeful prank intended to tarnish the mall and incite communal hatred.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Rajesh Kumar Shrivastava after scanning through the footage of the incident said that it was clear that the men had no clue about how namaz is offered. He was hopeful that the miscreants would be arrested soon.
A controversy broke out after a video went viral showing a group of eight people offering namaz in Lulu mall. Right-wing groups opposed individuals offering namaz inside the mall and requested permission from the relevant authorities to recite the Hanuman Chalisa there, which was subsequently denied.
The case was filed in response to a complaint filed by mall representatives, who stated that the individuals visible in the video were not employees of the mall. On Friday, mall officials posted posters across the property announcing that “no religious prayers would be tolerated in the mall.
A CCTV footage of eight males entering the facility together. They make no attempt to explore the mall or visit any showrooms. They did not buy anything and were not interested in snapping selfies in the mall.
They appear to be in a rush and began seeking a spot to offer Namaz. They began in the cellar, then moved on to the ground level and first floor, where they were halted by security officers. They then went to the second level, which was much less packed. Six of the men sat down right away and two others started recording videos and taking photographs.
Responding to certain regional directors of the mall, a press release claims that there is no discrimination based on any grounds. It was further said that more than 80% of the staff are Hindu while remaining from other religions.
Update on Lulu Mall Row:
However, four accused were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday, July 19 in connection with the case. The accused have been identified as Noman, Lukhman, Atif, and Rehan.