This is the second arrest in the hate speech case after a public uproar erupted as videos of the event were widely circulated on social media and the Supreme Court sought a response from the state government on what it had done about the speeches.
On January 13, the Uttarakhand Police arrested Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, the former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman who until last month went by the name Waseem Rizvi, in connection with the case.
Narsinghanand is the sect chief of the influential Juna Akhada, and one of the five accused named in the FIR.
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