ARARIA: The Bihar Police on Friday arrested two men allegedly from Araria in connection with the claimed that supporters of the winning candidate Sarfaraz Alam are raising ‘anti-India, pro-Pakistan’ slogans.
The police have arrested Sultan Aazmi and Shehjad over a viral video that showed three persons raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.
Earlier on Thursday evening, a protest broke out in Araria demanding action against three men after a video surfaced on the internet showing them raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.
After the video surfaced, police were on a look out of the absconding men seen in the video.
Araria is a Muslim-dominated area with over 40 % the population belonging to the religion.
Araria witnessed polling on March 11 as by-elections were necessitated in the parliamentary constituency following Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammed Taslimuddin’s death last year.
His son Sarfaraz Alam on Wednesday won the by-election.
Soon after the results, Union Minister Giriraj Singh claimed the victory of RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam would make Araria a terrorism hub.
“The RJD has started a new political culture for its political ambitions… They have spawned an extremist ideology which is a danger not only to Bihar but also to the country in the coming days. It will become a hub of terrorism,” he claimed.