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    Godman Held for 'Communal' Graffiti Ahead of Ayodhya Land Dispute

    Representative image.

    Representative image.

    An official said that the accused Rajendra Marathe alias Raju Maharaj painted a wall in Dhule city with words 'Shri Ram' on Friday. He was arrested immediately.

    Dhule/Mumbai: A self-styled godman has been arrested over a 'communal' graffiti ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid suit in Dhule district of Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.

    The accused Rajendra Marathe alias Raju Maharaj painted a wall in Dhule city with words "Shri Ram" on Friday, an official said, adding that he was arrested immediately.

    Police have appealed people to maintain peace and harmony in view of the verdict which is being delivered on Saturday.

    In a similar incident, Dhule Police had arrested a 56-year-old man for allegedly writing an objectionable post on Facebook, saying the SC judgement would remove a "dark spot on the history."

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