Dalit man who was thrashed for entering temple in Uttarakashi district booked for ‘hurting sentiments’
UTTARKASHI: A Dalit youth, who was allegedly beaten for entering a temple in the Mori region of Uttarkashi district, has been booked by the police following the Purola judicial court orders for “hurting the religious sentiments” under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Monday evening.
According to sources, a member of the temple committee, Kartar Singh, had filed a complaint in court on January 21, alleging that on January 9, Ayush, 22, created a ruckus in the Salara village’s temple. He allegedly thrashed the caretaker of the temple and threw away the idols and religious symbols. The temple committee filed a complaint about this incident, but the “police did not take any action”.
In its judgement on Monday, the court ordered Mori police to file a case against the youth.
Mohan Kathait, in-charge, Mori police station, said, “The youth has been booked under section 295 (damaging any place of worship), 295A (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (wounding the religious feelings), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 427(causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees or above), 504 (intentionally insulting and thereby provoking) and 506(criminal intimidation) of IPC.”
Courtesy : Times of india
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