In a significant development, Haryana Police has arrested Congress MLA Mamman Khan in connection with the Nuh communal violence that unfolded on July 31. The arrest was confirmed by Firozpur Jhirkha SP and Satish Kumar, head of the SIT investigating the case. Khan’s fellow Congress member, Aftab Ahmed, also verified his arrest.
Congress MLA Mamman Khan Arrested
Mamman Khan was named as an accused in the FIR filed after the communal clashes and was apprehended late on Thursday night. Following his arrest, Section 144 CrPC was imposed in Nuh on September 15, urging residents to stay indoors and offering Friday prayers at home.
The Haryana government informed the High Court that Mamman Khan had been implicated as an accused in the FIR related to the Nuh violence, backed by phone call records and other evidence. Haryana’s Additional Advocate General Deepak Sabharwal emphasized the substantial evidence against Khan during a statement to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
High Court’s Role in Mamman Khan’s Arrest
Khan had sought relief from arrest, asserting that he was falsely implicated despite not being present in Nuh when the violence erupted. His lawyer disclosed that Khan had only recently discovered his inclusion in the FIR and had previously ignored police requests to participate in the investigation, citing illness. Consequently, Khan was arrested by the police on Thursday night.
The Nuh communal violence on July 31 saw an attack on a procession led by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), resulting in six casualties. A mosque in neighboring Gurugram was also targeted, resulting in the death of a cleric. Out of the 52 individuals named in the FIR connected to the violence, 42 have been apprehended, with one person granted regular bail.