A video of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena chief Kunwar Suraj Pal Amu making an alleged hate speech in Haryana’s Nuh district a few days ago is being probed for its veracity, the police have said.
It shows Mr Amu making provocative statements in favour of those arrested for the alleged killing of 27-year-old gym trainer Asif Hussain Khan, a resident of Kheda Khalilpur in Nuh.
“We have taken cognisance of this viral video and we will take action. None of the mahapanchayats held in the district had prior permission of the district administration,” Nuh Superintendent of Police Narendra Singh told NDTV.
Mr Khan, his family members had complained, was kidnapped on May 16 before his body was found with signs of having been beaten up badly.
The killing had sparked mob violence in the region a day later, with the police having to use force to disperse protesters at some places.
Immediately after the incident, Mr Singh had said that there was no “Hindu-Muslim angle” to the incident. Two groups allegedly had a tiff going in the village and Mr Khan belonged to one of them. This rivalry had led to the attack on the gym trainer and subsequently his death, the police had said.
However, the recent video apparently shows a Mahapanchayat held in Indri village of Nuh, where the Karni Sena National President is alleged to have made the controversial speech.
“The organisers (of the mahapanchayat) also allege that AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan had visited Asif’s (Hussain Khan) family last month and had made similar comments. We are verifying all of it,” Mr Singh has now said.