Raj Kumar, popularly known as Bittu Bajrangi, the chief of the Gau Raksha Bajrang Force, was arrested on August 16 for his alleged participation in inciting racial riots during a march arranged by Hindu organisations in Nuh, Haryana, on July 31.
According to a Faridabad police spokeswoman, Bittu Bajrangi was arrested after being probed for his involvement in raising slogans in front of a female police officer in Nuh while brandishing weapons like swords.
Bittu Bajrangi was detained at his home in Faridabad's Parvartiya Colony. In addition, a separate case has been launched against him at the Nuh Sadar police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by ASP Usha Kundu.
The first complaint was filed against him, along with roughly 15-20 others, in Thana Sadar, Nuh, under the Illegal Arms Act and relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Bittu Bajrangi is charged under IPC sections 148, 149, 332, 353, 186, 395, 397, and 506, as well as the Arms Act.
According to reports, Bittu Bajrangi made offensive words during live streams that were widely circulated on social media sites.
Prior to the start of the procession, an FIR was filed against him on August 1 at the Dabua police station in Faridabad for inciting communal tensions through offensive films targeting the Muslim community.
Six people were killed in a battle between two factions on July 31 in Nuh, Haryana, including two Home Guards.
Following the riots, the Nuh administration launched an anti-encroachment campaign, demolishing several commercial buildings, including the one where stones were thrown during the unrest.
Furthermore, the Haryana government recorded 156 arrests and the filing of 56 FIRs in connection with the Nuh district riots and violence. The communal rioting on July 31 killed six people and badly injured 88 more.