Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), Apr 5 (PTI) Former union minister Yashwant Sinha who was detained for taking out a Ramnavami procession near Mahudi village in Hazaribagh district on Tuesday was released today, the police said.
He was detained by the Hazaribagh district administration on charges of violating a prohibitory order imposed under section 144 of CrPC, the police said.
Sinha was detained at camp jail that was set up at Soil Conservation Research Guest House at Demotand.
Sinha after his release today made it clear that his intention behind taking out Ramnavami procession through the disputed Mahudi route yesterday was to permanently resolve the old crisis.
Addressing a press conference soon after his release, Sinha appealed to the people of Hazaribagh to celebrate the Ramnavami festival cordially.
He claimed that he had taken the decision to take out the procession on the Mahudi route after 33 years because he was determined to break the deadlock.
He said that during a meeting today, representatives of both communities assured him that the old dispute would be resolved at any cost.
He alleged that it was the district administration which caused a problem on Tuesday since they did not give any importance to his appeal and assurance that there will be no problem since members of both communities were determined to resolve the crisis.
BJP MLA from Hazaribagh Sadar constituency, Manish Jaiswal, who was also detained along with Sinha on Tuesday, said that the district administration agreed to resolve the dispute that started since 1984.
People of both communities would be able to take out procession from this route which is a state-owned road, he said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.