Lucknow: The Akhilesh government is waiting with bated breath to nab RSS leader Rajvir Singh who apparently trained the inmates in Jawahar Bagh in Mathura.
A senior minister said that Rajvir’s arrest will blow the lid off the RSS involvement in the so-called cult that had developed in Jawahar Bagh, leading to violent clashes with the police last month.
“The BJP has been smashing allegations on us, accusing our leaders of patronising the cult. The truth, however, is that the RSS was actively involved in nurturing the cult. The police has got videos of the RSS leader in Jawahar Bagh and we are waiting for him to be arrested before we mount an offensive on the BJP,” the minister said.
The Akhilesh government has been on the defensive on the Mathura and then the Kairana migration issue but the video clip showing the RSS leader in Jawahar Bagh has given the much needed respite to the ruling party.
The Mathura police has got a video in which the RSS leader is shown teaching yoga asanas and also how to wield lathis to the cult members.
“Rajvir Singh, who belongs to Agra, was known as Guruji by the cult members and he regularly took classes which were compulsory for all,” Viresh, the “security officer” of slain cult leader Ram Vraksh told the police after his arrest two days ago.
SSP Mathura Babloo Kumar said on Tuesday that though the video was about six months old, it firmly confirms that presence of the RSS leader in the makeshift township in Jawahar Bagh. He said that the police has intensified their search for the missing leader and hope to arrest him soon.
(This story originally appeared in the Asian Age)...