Man pursuing case against Yogi Adityanath, arrested on rape charges

Crime Politics

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh police arrested a man for allegedly raping a woman in Gorakhpur district who alleged hate speech case against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the 2007 Gorakhpur riots.

Superintendent of Police (City) Vinay Singh said Wednesday the woman was allegedly raped by Pervez Parvaz, the lawyer who had filed a petition in court 11 years back against the present Uttar Pradesh CM.

Parvaz and another man Mahmood alias Jumman was accused by the survivor. The woman was assaulted when she had come to Jumman for treatment of some ailment, the officer said. A medical examination has confirmed rape, he added.

In the complaint filed, the woman said that she was assaulted when she had come to meet occultist, Jumman. Pervez Parwaz, 63, had filed a complaint in 2007 against Yogi Adityanath, then a parliamentarian from Gorakhpur, over a hate speech. He had alleged that speech had triggered a clash between two communities during a Muharram procession.


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