Naushad & Mustaqeem encounter: Bajrang Dal members attack SP spokesperson Pankhuri Pathak

Aligarh: Bajrang Dal activists allegedly attacked former Samajwadi Party spokesperson Pankhuri Pathak on Saturday, when she was trying to meet families of Naushad and Mustaqeem killed in a “fake” encounter here. Mustaqeem and Naushad were killed in an encounter with police in Harduaganj area here on September 20. Naushad’s mother, Shaheen alleged that the police picked up her son and Mustaqeem from their house in Atrauli and later killed in an encounter.

As reported by the New Indian Express, when Pathak was returning from Atrauli along with her teammates. They were assaulted and injured by alleged Bajrang Dal activists “in the presence of the police”. Their cars were also stoned.

Ms Pathak tweeted “Leader of the Bajrang Dal Mob that attacked me. First they tried provoking us, when that did not happen they attacked. The attack on us was preplanned. Will @Uppolice @myogiadityanath @dgpup dare to arrest these people ? Total mobocracy in the state !”

She said they didn’t report the matter to the Aligarh police because they didn’t have faith left in them.

Pathak had visited the families of those who were killed in the police encounter last month to ascertain on humanitarian grounds whether they facing any sort of harassment.