Ballia firing: Accused to be charged underneath NSA

Ballia (UP), October 17

The police on Saturday said the accused in the killing of a 46-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district will be charged under the National Security Act (NSA) and the Gangster Act.

On October 15, local BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh, allegedly shot dead the man in the presence of senior government officials and the police after a dispute broke out between two groups during a village meeting over the selection process of a government ration shop in Ballia. Eight persons have been made accused in the case. Two have been arrested while the remaining, including the BJP leader, are absconding.

Besides the eight accused, the FIR also mentions 20-25 unnamed accused of which three persons, identified as Munna Yadav, Raj Pratap Yadav and Rajan Tewari, were arrested on Saturday, Additional SP Sanjay Yadav said. — PTI

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