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Ballia Protest: UP CM suspends DM, SP over BJP worker's death

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 13 Aug 2016 5:08 PM GMT

Ballia Protest: UP CM suspends DM, SP over BJP workers death
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Lucknow: Taking stern action in the killing of a man in police firing, the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday suspended Ballia District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) for laxity.

It is to be mentioned that a suspected BJP worker was booked for cattle smuggling after police seized a truck carrying three cows and two calves on Friday morning. A local party MLA Upendra Tiwari staged protest against the police action which turned violent. A supporter was allegedly killed in police firing.

What was the case?

  • A police team led by Sub-Inspector Premshankar Upadhyay seized a truck carrying cows and calves at Mathia village on Friday.
  • Driver along with one other person, suspected to be a BJP man Chandrama Yadav, had fled from the spot
  • BJP MLA Upendra Tiwari alleged that police team forcibly brought cows and calves from Yadav’s house.
  • They staged a protest outside the police station and demanded the release of the truck.
  • Police said that BJP workers turned violent when they were asked to end protest.
  • They started pelting stones on policemen
  • SO, Narhi police station, Rajesh Yadav said that mob started firing when police used batons to disperse the crowd.
  • Police retaliated to the raged protestors.
  • BJP claims that Vinod Rai, one of the protestors died in police firing.

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Meanwhile, BJP workers led by local MP Bharat Singh staged protest at NH-31 on Saturday afternoon against Rai’s death. They ended the protest after SO Rajesh Yadav was suspended.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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