Lucknow, March 7: Three Kashmiris dry fruits vendors were thrashed a day ago in capital city of Uttar Pradesh, leading to the arrest of a rightwing Hindu activist on Thursday.
Director General of Police (Law & Order) Anand Kumar and Additional Director General of Police (Lucknow) Rajeev Krishna, said they had arrested the accused, who were identified as Bajrang Sonkar, Amar, Himanshu and Anirrudh.
Sonkar, who was arrested earlier, is affiliated to the Vishwa Hindu Dal (VHD) and has a number of criminal cases registered against him including one of murder.
The incident took place on Wednesday (March 6) when a group of saffron-robed youths came out of a car and pounced on the three Kashmiri men who were selling dry fruits at Daliganj Bridge.
The vendors were beaten up mercilessly,their wares were thrown around. The attackers called the victims “stone pelters” and asked them to produce their Aadhaar cards, New agency IANS reported citing witnesses.