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14-Day Judicial Custody For Yati Narsinghanand

Haridwar: Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Haridwar court on Sunday. Narsinghanand organised the controversial Dharma Sansad in Haridwar.

The religious leader has been booked under Sections 295 (A) and 509 of the Indian Penal Code and sent to Roshnabad Jail, Haridwar police station SHO Rakinder Singh Kathait was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

The head priest of the Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, Yati Narsinghanand, was picked up on Saturday night from Sarvanand Ghat of the Ganga. He was arrested while staging a ‘satyagraha’ against the arrest of another accused in the case, Jitendra Narayan Tyagi.

Tyagi was earlier known as Waseem Rizvi before he converted to Hinduism.