- Salman Chishti, Khadim of Ajmer Sharif Dargah was arrested by Rajasthan Police.
- He had demanded the beheading of Nupur Sharma and had offered house, property to anyone who does it.
- He also alleged that Muslims are being persecuted and killed across the country.
Salman Chishti, khadim of Ajmer Sharif Dargah, was arrested by the Rajasthan Police on Tuesday night, for making provocative comments against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, Ajmer district ASP Vikas Sangwan told news agency ANI.
Syed Salman Chishti, a history-sheeter, had released a video wherein he abused Nupur Sharma and made an appeal to kill Nupur Sharma for her remarks involving Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Chishti said that the BJP leader has betrayed the pride of Khwaja Saheb and Mohammad Saheb, in such a situation, he will give his house and his property to the one who will bring him her head.
The Ajmer police had registered an FIR against Chishti on Monday night. "We arrested Salman Chishti, Khadim of Ajmer Dargah, last night for allegedly giving a provocative statement against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma," Vikas Sangwan, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Ajmer district, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Sangwan had earlier said that the video was extensively circulated through WhatsApp and that he too had received the clip. He said that police took swift action and launched a massive manhunt to nab Chishti.
"The attitude of the police administration is very strict regarding this video, Salman Chishti is seen in a state of intoxication in the video. In this regard, the police have also spoken to the officials of the Dargah and Anjuman, who are instructing him to stop this video from going viral," he had said earlier.
Chishti is a resident of the Chishti Dargah police station area. According to police, there are multiple cases registered against him in different police stations.
Earlier on June 28, a tailor (Kanhaiya Lal) was beheaded by two Muslim men (Ghous Mohd and Riyaz Mohd) in Udaipur's Maldas area for a social media post backing Nupur Sharma's comments on Prophet. The two men posted a video boasting about the beheading and threatened PM Modi's life as well. A few days later, Amravati-based chemist Umesh Kolhe was killed by a group of Muslim men for sharing posts in support of Nupur Sharma,.
Last month, Nupur Sharma allegedly made remarks against Prophet during a television news debate on the Gyanvapi issue when a few speakers (representing the other side) made a mockery of Lord Shiva by comparing Shivling to cylindrical pillars on Delhi roads.