New Delhi: Ravi Azad, who calls himself a youth leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), has been arrested by police for issuing threats on social media against Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra. Azad has been accused of posting inflammatory speeches on social media platforms, inciting violence and disturbing peace.
He was arrested by the police on Wednesday (March 31). Earlier, an FIR was registered against him on March 29, on the day of Holi. On Thursday (April 1), he was produced in a court amid tight security by the police force, after which he was sent to jail.
In a video, Azad can be seen ‘appealing’ to his fellow farmers and ‘young people’ to go in groups and stop Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra’s program that was scheduled to take place on Sunday (March 28, 2021).
The 1:49 minute video also shows Ravi Azad talking about the incident that took place in Punjab’s Muktsar district where BJP MLA Arun Narang was manhandled.
He asked people to prepare their ‘laths’ (sticks) so that the Rajya Sabha MP is not able to hold his program.
“… Vahi haal Subhash Chandra ka karna hai, kisi bhi keemat pe karyakram ye nahi karne dena hai..,” Azad threatened in the video message.
A day later he even made threats against Dushyant Chautala. He also appealed to people to “thrash” BJP leader Kanwar Pal Gujjar, who is a former speaker of the Haryana Legislative Assembly.