Jharkhand: Muharram procession carried out despite prohibition, FIR registered

An FIR has been lodged at the Lower Bazar police station for the religious procession of Muharram in spite of the prohibition imposed in view of the spread of the coronavirus. The Matmi procession of Muharram was taken out from the Jafria Mosque of Church Road. A case has been registered on the application of magistrate Rakesh Verma regarding this. According to the FIR, Rakesh Verma’s duty as the magistrate was with the police force near Karbala Chowk regarding law and order.

But at the same time, the Muharram procession was taken out despite prohibitory orders near the Zafariya Mosque at around one day. According to the FIR, the magistrate also got information that Maulana Tehzibbul Hasan, Nawab resident of Anjuman Colony, Nehal, Nanhe, Mallah Toli resident Nehal, Hyder resident of Kalal Toli, Jishan and others joined the procession. Apart from the nominees, 40 to 50 people have been charged.

The crowd gathered despite the prohibition of the procession:

According to the FIR, it was decided by various Muharram Committee that no religious procession of any kind would be taken out on the occasion of Muharram. Despite this, a religious procession was taken out. An FIR has been registered against all and other unknowns on the same charge.

Cases have been filed under these sections:

A case has been registered at Lower Bazar police station under sections 188 (violation of government order) 269, 270 271 (spreading of infection), and 34 of IPC. The police have registered a case and started investigating. Apart from the nominees, police are identifying unknown accused.

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