28/06/2017 9:55 AM IST | Updated 28/06/2017 9:56 AM IST

3 Activists Of Yogi Adityanath's Hindu Yuva Vahini Arrested On Rape Charge

HVY activists allegedly also beat up a sub-inspector.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Hindu Yuva Vahini vigilante members take part in a rally in the city of Unnao, India, April 5, 2017.

​​​​​Three activists of the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), an organisation floated by Yogi Adityanath, were arrested on charges of raping and thrashing a police officer.

The incident took place following a dispute between one Deepak and Avinash over playing of loud music in Ganeshnagar locality, Superintendent of Police (City), Rohit Singh Sajwan said. Avinash called his friends, who were HYV workers, and barged into Deepak's house and allegedly misbehaved with the women.

Deepak, who later reached with his brother Gaurav, allegedly beat up Avinash and handed him over to the police. When the news spread, HYV regional President Jitendra Sharma and city unit President Pankaj and a number of other HYV activists reached the police station to protest the arrest.

BJP city unit chief Umesh Katharia also reached the police station and in presence of police, HVY activists allegedly misbehaved with the BJP leader and allegedly beat up sub-inspector Mayank Arora.

The SP (City) said two FIRs have been lodged in this connection. One FIR was lodged by Arora against Avinash, Jitendra and Pankaj for allegedly beating him and the other by a woman against the three and another person Anil Saxena for allegedly raping her.

Avinash, Jitendra and Pankaj have been arrested, police said, adding that a probe is on in the matter.