One of the accused who assaulted two Kashmiri men selling dry fruits on the roadside in Lucknow has been arrested.
Two Kashmiris were beaten for their identity by saffron robe-clad miscreants in Lucknow on Wednesday.
The accused is said to be a right wing activist.
The Kashmiri men were beaten with sticks, slapped, and subjected to verbal abuses and anti-Kashmiri remarks, as per footage of the incident widely shared on social media.
As per reports incident took place late afternoon at the busy Daliganj bridge where vendors set up stalls to sell vegetables, fruits and other items.
A few men, some of them dressed in saffron, deboarded a car and first accosted the four Kashmir men who had laid out their wares on the road and demanded them to display their identity cards.
While two Kashmiris escaped the scene, the other two were assaulted by the miscreants, with one of the victims seen crying.
Local onlookers and motorists soon come to the victims’ rescue.
In the video, a local was seen intervening and asking why were they beating up the Kashmiris, to which one of the assaulters replied: “They are Kashmiris. They are pelting stones there.”
In response, the onlooker asked them to not take law into their hands, even as the saffron-clad men demand to check the identification card of the Kashmiri vendor.
As per The Hindu One Kashmiri man was then handed over to the police, while the other is seen running away crying, leaving his stock behind.
An FIR was filed at Hassanganj police station late in the evening, under Sections 147, 323 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons.
SSP Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani that one of the accused, Bajrang Sonkar, has been arrested on the same day.