New Delhi, Aug 22: Metropolitian Magistrate Harun Pratap Singh on Thursday remanded in judicial custody 96 accused persons including Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, for 14 days. They were arrested in connection with the protests over Ravidas temple demolition.
Located in a protected forest area at Tughlakabad in Delhi, the temple was dedicated to the 15th century spiritual leader.
Delhi Development Authority asserted that the land belonged to the government.
DDA demolished the temple on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court which upheld a Delhi High Court order.
Thousands of Dalits took to streets between Jhandewalan and Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi to protest on Wednesday against the demolition.
Bhim Army plans to instal a bust of Ravidas at the site of the demolished Temple.
Law enforcers at Govindpuri Police Station registered an FIR in this matter and after arresting the accused persons obtained their 14-day judicial custody. (UNI)