Gujarat Dalit leader and MLA Jignesh Mewani on Wednesday try to meet Bheem Army chief Chandrashekher alias Raavan who is in Saharanpur jail after the recent riots.
However Mewani could not meet Raavan as his application in this regard was turned down by the jail authorities. The Gujarat MLA was told by the Jail authorities that only family members and Raavan’s lawyer have been permitted to meet him on a designated day of the week. After giving his application Mewani waited for permission for half-an-hour but returned without meeting the Bheem Army chief when he was not allowed by the Jail authorities.
On the contrary the Bheem Army sources have claimed that the duo leaders had met inside the jail and the meeting went on for half-an-hour. Though the Bheem Army members were stopped outside the jail but Mewani was allowed inside, claimed an official of Bheem Army. But the jail authorities have denied the meeting.
Mewani, Kanhaiya Kumar and other leaders had raised the issue of alleged excess of administration and police against Bheem Army and its leader Chandrashekher during their ‘Yuva Hunkar Rally’ in Delhi recently. They have also demanded immediate release of the jailed leader. Bheem Army leaders had also participated in this rally.
Chandrashekher was arrested and jailed on charges of spearheading violence and attacking cops after administration denied permission to convene a Maha panchayat of Dalits in Saharanpur.
He was thereafter booked under NSA in the last week of October and since than in jail.