Dangar allegedly made derogatory comments on Prophet Mohammed and Islam in a viral social media video.

Gujarati woman Sonu Dangar who made anti-Islam viral video nabbed Hyd police seek custody
news Crime Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 08:07

History-sheeter Sonu Dangar, who escaped from the Rajkot and Hyderabad police a few days ago, has finally been nabbed by the Gujarat police.

Dangar allegedly made derogatory comments on Prophet Mohammed and Islam in a viral social media video.

A three-member team of Charminar police had been sent to Rajkot to arrest her last week, even as the Gujarat police was also on the lookout for her.

The Times of India reported that the Hyderabad police were trying to bring her to the city on a transit warrant, but 10 criminal cases were already pending against her in Gujarat. 

"Our team is still camping in Rajkot. She will be brought to city on a PT warrant and a petition for grant of warrant is being filed before court," Charminar ACP, K Ashok Chakravarthy told ToI.

Earlier this month, a massive protest was organised in Hyderabad's Old City area with several Muslim organisations conducting a rally from Charminar to the office of the South Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Protesters carried photos of Dangar and beat it with slippers, besides shouting slogans, and demanding her arrest.

A police officer who watched the video, told TNM earlier, that the video took several derogatory digs at Muslims. 

The woman allegedly also argued that the Kaaba, Islam’s most holy site in Mecca, was actually a temple to Lord Shiva called Makkeshwar.

The claim, is in fact a conspiracy theory popular among right wing blogs and websites in India, often clubbed with the theory that Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king, called Tejo Mahalaya.

Dangar's video also sparked off several 'counter' videos that are also being circulated on YouTube and Facebook.

The Hyderabad police have registered a case under IPC Sections 153(A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 295(A) (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings).


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