Now man accused of murdering Hafiz Junaid to contest 2019 LS polls

NEW DELHI: After Shambu Lal Raigar, who hacked 50-year-old Mohammad Afrazul to death in December 2017 and Hariom Sisodia, one of the 17 accused in the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq over claims of eating beef at Dadri in September 2015 now Naresh Kumar Sehrawat, accused of murdering 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid Khan likely to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena, a radical Hindutva outfit based in Meerut, is planning to field Sehrawat from Faridabad in Haryana.

“We plan to field the man accused of murdering Junaid. We will declare it soon,” told Amit Jani, the chief of the UP Navnirman Sena to HuffPost India.

“I spoke to Naresh when he came to court and I have spoken with his family. They are supporting us,” he said. “We haven’t announced it formally yet because his bail date is on October 4. If this gets highlighted, then who knows. What if it is a leftist judge?”

Junaid was stabbed multiple times by a mob on the Delhi-Mathura train in Ballabgarh, Haryana, on June 24, 2017, when he and his relatives were returning home after shopping for Eid.