One arrested in Bihar over ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan

Patna: A day after ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during a protest march here, a man was arrested on Saturday and raids continued to arrest more in this connection, police said.

Mohammad Taufique, a leader of Indian Momin Front, was arrested after the slogans were raised on Friday.

According to police, a march under the banner of Popular Front of India was organised here in support of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and AIMIM chief Asauddin Owaisi here on Friday.

“Some people in the march shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’… such a thing happened in Patna for the first time,” a police official said.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said police have started a probe into the issue.

“Police are examining the video footage of the march,” the police officer said.

Bihar police chief P.K. Thakur told the media that police are also taking assistance of central intelligence agencies in the case.

An FIR has also been lodged in this connection.