Anti-CAA activist Ramakrishna Jalmi arrested for controversial remarks in Goa rally; held for hurting religious sentiments, says police

SP Pankaj Kumar said Jalmi has been arrested under sections 295 (A) and 153 (A) of IPC

Press Trust of India March 02, 2020 11:21:54 IST
Anti-CAA activist Ramakrishna Jalmi arrested for controversial remarks in Goa rally; held for hurting religious sentiments, says police
  • Anti-CAA activist Ramakrishna Jalmi was arrested over his alleged controversial utterances during a rally in south Goa

  • SP Pankaj Kumar said Jalmi has been arrested under sections 295 (A) and 153 (A) of IPC

  • Jalmi was one of the speakers who delivered speech at the rally, organised by various bodies including the Centre for Social Peace and Justice

Panaji: Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) activist Ramakrishna Jalmi was arrested on Sunday over his alleged controversial utterances during a rally in south Goa on Saturday.

AntiCAA activist Ramakrishna Jalmi arrested for controversial remarks in Goa rally held for hurting religious sentiments says police

Representational image. PTI

Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Pankaj Kumar said Jalmi has been arrested under sections 295 (A) and 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for hurting religious sentiments.

Jalmi was one of the speakers who delivered speech at the rally, organised by various bodies including the Centre for Social Peace and Justice (CSJP) backed by the Goa Church, in Benaulim village.

"He was arrested for derogatory utterances," Kumar said.

In a video of his speech which has gone viral, Jalmi can be heard speaking about Lord Parshuram who is considered as the creator of Goa. As per mythology, Benaulim village is named after Lord Parusharam.

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