Police arrested four men Tuesday after they chanted ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at an Idgah, a day after namaz offered on the premises of a temple here triggered a row.
One of them claimed to be a native leader of BJP’s youth wing.
Saurabh Nambardar, Raghav Mittal, Rauki and Kanha entered the Idgah on the Goverdhan-Barsana street and recited the Hindu prayer, police said. They were arrested under Section 151 of the CrPC for disturbing peace.
Meantime, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manupal Bansal also entered a mosque and recited ‘Gayatri mantra’ and ‘Hanuman Chalisa’, in Khekra area of Baghpat district.
Bansal, who may be associated with RSS-supported Population Solutions Foundation, said he did this to spread a message of communal concord and sought permission from the ‘hafiz’ (devout leader) of the mosque.