Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government to conduct an inquiry to determine whether the arrest a person employed at a temple in Vrindavan six years ago was in any way illegal and wrongful.

A division bench comprising Justice Arun Tandon and Justice Ramesh Sinha passed the order on a petition of Bankey Behari Purohit, who was employed at Bankey Behariji temple at Vrindavan prior to his arrest in April, 2006.

Purohit was arrested following an FIR lodged under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) at Vrindavan police station of Mathura district.

He was arrested on April 4 and placed under detention till April 17 when he was released after police submitted its report under Section 169 of Criminal Procedure Code (release of accused when evidence is insufficient).


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