Eight individuals have been arrested for providing ‘namaz’ at a weekly market in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, police mentioned on Friday.
The accused have been later granted bail by the sub-divisional Justice of the Peace’s (SDM) courtroom, they mentioned.
Following a tip-off, Nizam (22), Nasim (52), Sajjad Ahmad (50), Mursalin (38), Ashraf (45), Asgar (37), Mustafa (35) and Ikram (47) have been arrested in Shivalik Nagar colony late on Thursday night for providing ‘namaz’ at a weekly market, Superintendent of Police (City) Swatantra Kumar mentioned.
They have been arrested below Section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code (design to commit any cognisable offence) and produced earlier than the SDM’s courtroom. The courtroom gave them a warning and granted them bail, he mentioned.