Man arrested for assaulting Muslim vendor

Several Facebook and Twitter users shared a 45-second video of a vegetable vendor beaten up by Bajrang Dal worker Parveen Babbar, who is accompanied by at least three other persons. He asks the vendor for an identity card and his name. The vendor responded that he does not have an ID card at the moment and his name is Mohammad Saleem. Thereafter, Saleem was abused and hit with a stick. Parveen Babbar while hitting Saleem said, “You people are doing jihad.” All the men in the video, including Saleem, are wearing masks. MLA Somnath Bharti took to Twitter asking for the arrest of the perpetrator to which DCP South East Delhi responded saying, “Cognizance of the incident has already been taken.FIR has been #registered under appropriate sections of law & the perpetrator of crime has been #arrested.Such incidents shall not be tolerated at any cost & law will take its own course against such persons. @DelhiPolice”. TAn enquiry was made after identifying that the bike in the videowhich belonged to Sudhanshu from Molarband, New Delhi. Sudhanshu informed that this incident happened at Tajpur Road and he identified the man who hit the vegetable seller as Praveen Babbar, resident of Badarpur. Babbar has been arrested and an FIR has been filed.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

FIR has been filed under India Penal Code Sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot—if rioting be committed—if not committed), 355 (Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, other

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 11, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Mohammed Saleem
    Name of Perpetrator Parveen Babbar
    State Delhi
    District/City South Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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