Ballia incident: Special Task Force of UP Police arrest main accused Dhirendra Singh from Lucknow

New Delhi: Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police arrested the main accused of Ballia incident, Dhirendra Singh, from Lucknow.

IG STF Amitabh Yash said that  arms were recovered from the possession of his accomplices. STF is gathering more information on the weapons used at the time of the incident

A man had died after bullets were fired during a meeting for allotment of shops under government quota, in Durjanpur village of Ballia on Thursday.

The family of the deceased, Jai Prakash alias Gama Pal, said they demand justice for him. “We demand compensation of Rs 50 lakh, pension for his wife, and a government job for his son. The family also demands strict action against the accused, local BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh,” said a relative.

Eight people have been named in an FIR filed in the case, of whom two have been arrested.

“As per an initial investigation, Dhirendra Pratap Singh had shot at Pal. Search and raids are being conducted at multiple locations to nab the six absconding accused,” Ballia SP Devendra Nath said.

Meanwhile, the deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Azamgarh range, has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 each for information on the wanted accused.

The Ballia SP had earlier declared a reward of Rs 25,000 on the absconding accused, which was increased by the DIG to Rs 50,000.

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