Cong MLA Mamman Khan arrested in Nuh violence, Internet suspended, Sec 144 imposed

| Updated: 15 September, 2023 12:17 pm IST

New Delhi: Nuh Police has arrested Congress MLA Mamman Khan yesterday night in connection with the communal clashes that happened in Nuh on July 31, following the arrest of cow vigilante Monu Manesar two days ago.

He was caught from Ajmer in Rajasthan. His role was initially found in making provocative speeches before the violence. But it is suspected that he was also involved in the violence.

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Khan, an MLA from Firozepur Zirka Constituency of Haryana, was named in one of the FIRs and was earlier summoned by Nuh Police twice but he never complied with the summons, citing viral fever as a reason. He was arrested by Haryana Police from his constituency on Thursday night.

The FIR was registered on August 1. The Congress MLA will be produced in Nuh court today. Anticipating a law-and-order situation after his arrest, Haryana Admin has suspended the internet in the district of Nuh for two days.

Section 144 that prohibits public gathering has also been imposed in the district. There is heavy deployment of police around the court and district police have been asked to remain on alert.

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Two days after the arrest of Monu Manesar, Nuh Police also arrested Congress MLA Mamman Khan in connection with the communal clashes that happened in Nuh on July 31.

The violence started when a procession led by Vishva Hindu Parishad was attacked by a mob in Nuh. After this, riots broke out in Nuh and several other areas of Haryana. The violence resulted in 6 deaths and many injuries.

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