Baghpat: It was just like any other day when Muslim cleric Imlaq-ur-Rehman was going to his village on his motorcycle when he was intercepted, thrashed and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram by’ 12 youngsters yesterday.
Acting on the cleric’s complaint, the Superintendent of Police Shailesh Kumar Pandey today said: “Prime facie it seems to be a matter of physical assault. Even then, the police have registered a case against 12 youngsters on the basis of the cleric’s complaint. Action will be taken against them on the basis of probe,” Indiatoday reports.
Imam Imlaq-ur-Rehman, a Muzaffarnagar resident in his complaint stated he was thrashed and the youngsters even pulled his beard, threatening him to only come to the village after shaving off his beard.
The cleric said he was only rescued when two people of his village helped him when he raised an alarm SP Pandey said.
SP Pandey said the Imam had registered a similar case in Muzaffarnagar district, which was also found to be true.