Mumbai: A 19-year-old youth, one of the two who allegedly desecrated the Amar Jawan memorial during the August 11 violence in Mumbai, was today arrested after being picked up from his hideout in Bihar, police said.
“Abdul Quadir Mohammed Younus Ansari, an unemployed youth, was picked up from Sitamarhi in Bihar yesterday. He was preparing to flee to Nepal when he was apprehended,” said joint Police Commissioner (crime) Himanshu Roy.
Subsequently, he was brought to Mumbai today and placed under arrest, following which he was produced before a
local court which remanded him in police custody till 4 September, Roy added.
So far police have arrested 53 alleged rioters for the Azad Maidan mayhem, in which two persons were killed and over 50 were injured, including 44 policemen, when a rally called to protest the alleged atrocities on Muslims in Assam and Myanmar turned violent.
A metropolitan court yesterday discharged three of the accused arrested in connection with the violence after the crime branch moved an application saying that the investigation showed they were not the part of the mob.
On 11 August, the protesters went on a rampage, attacking police, including women constables, torching media and police vans, smashing cameras of photo journalists and damaging buses.