Ballia Incident: UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh summons MLA Surendra Singh over his statement
Police informed that arms have also been recovered from the possession of Dhirendra Pratap Singh and his accomplices.
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh): Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Swatantra Dev Singh on Sunday summoned party MLA Surendra Singh over his statements in connection with Ballia incident, in which a local BJP leader allegedly shot dead a man called for a meeting over allotment of shops under government quota.
UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh summons party’s MLA Surendra Singh (in file photo) over his statements in connection with Ballia incident.
A man had died after bullets were fired during a meeting for allotment of shops under government quota, in Durjanpur village of Ballia. pic.twitter.com/iTfGGtxcB2
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On October 16, a day after a local BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh in Ballia district allegedly shot dead the man, BJP MLA Surendra Singh condemned the “one-sided” investigation of the administration.
“The incident is upsetting. It should not have taken place but I condemn the one-sided investigation of the administration. Nobody is looking at the pain of six women who have been injured in the incident. Dhirendra Singh fired in self-defence,” Dhirendra had said.
“How can I deny that he is my close associate? Not only mine, but he is also a close associate of BJP as his family votes for us and he worked for us in polls. Everyone who votes for us is a close associate. But I decry the incident and administration’s one-sided probe,” he had added.
Earlier today, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested the main accused Dhirendra Pratap from Lucknow in connection with the Ballia firing case
CM has taken cognisance of the Ballia incident; directed to suspend SDM, CO & police personnel present on the spot & strictest action against accused. The role of the officers shall be investigated & if found responsible, criminal action will be taken: ACS Home Avnish K Awasthi https://t.co/aS3wlHC7JG
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He allegedly shot dead a man during an argument that broke out at the meeting at Durjanpur village under Reoti Police Station area over the allotment of shops under government quota.