Three activists of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) were arrested in Bareily on charges of gang-rape and thrashing a police officer.
The incident took place on Monday, June 26 night following a dispute between one Deepak and Avinash over playing of loud music in Ganeshnagar locality, Superintendent of Police (City), Rohit Singh Sajwan said on Tuesday.
Mr. Avinash called his friends, who were HYV workers, and barged into Mr. Deepak’s house and allegedly misbehaved with the women.
Mr. Deepak, who later reached with his brother Gaurav, allegedly beat up Mr. Avinash and handed him over to the police.
When the news spread, HYV regional president Jitendra Sharma and city unit president Pankaj and a number of other HYV activists reached the police station to protest the arrest.
BJP city unit chief Umesh Katharia also reached the police station and in presence of police, HVY activists allegedly misbehaved with the BJP leader and allegedly beat up Sub-Inspector Mayank Arora.
Mr. Sajwan said that two FIRs have been lodged in this connection.
One FIR was lodged by SI Arora against Mr. Avinash, Mr. Jitendra and Mr. Pankaj for allegedly beating him and the other by a woman against the three and another person Anil Saxena for allegedly gang-raping her.
Mr. Avinash, Mr. Jitendra and Mr. Pankaj have been arrested, police said, adding that a probe is on in the matter.