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Gandhi Assassination Recreated: 03 held, Pooja Pandey absconding

The FIR was lodged in the case under sections 147, 148 and 149 of the IPC

Thursday January 31, 2019 7:39 PM, ummid.com News Network

Mahatma Gandhi Assassination

Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh police Thursday arrested 03 persons in connection with a viral video that showed Hindu Mahasabha leaders shooting at the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi in Aligarh.

The arrests came after police filed a case against 13 persons seen in the video. The key accused, Pooja Shakun Pandey who is Hindu Mahasabha national secretary, is however absconding, police said.

The FIR was lodged in the case under sections 147, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

"We are taking this matter seriously and action will be taken against all those found guilty," the SSP said, adding Pooja Pandey is absconding.

As India commemorates with pain the 71st death anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi Wednesday, the right-wing Hindu group shockingly celebrated and re-enacted his assassination with joy in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.

In the shocking video that went viral on social media, Puja Shakun Pandey is seen shooting the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi amid cheers and slogan "Mahatma Nathuram Godse amar hai".

After she “shoots at” the effigy, a red-coloured liquid is seen flowing from the effigy and somebody is heard saying "is ka khoon bahut ganda tha".

Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatama Gandhi, was a member of Hindu Mahasabha.

Hindu Mahasabha and othe extremist Hindu gorups hates Mahatma Gandhi puting the blame of partition on him. They had also announced to celebrate 30th January as Shauraya Diwas. [With PTI inputs.]

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