BJP chief, four others held in Ballia case

Ballia/Lucknow, October 18

The UP Police have arrested the main accused — a BJP leader — and four others in the Ballia murder case, officials said on Sunday.

The incident had taken place on Thursday during a meeting over the allotment of ration shops at Durjanpur village in Ballia’s Reoti area.

A local BJP leader, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, allegedly shot 46-year-old Jai Prakash Pal Gama. The UP Government had suspended the SDM, circle officer and other policemen present at the spot.

According to officials, Dhirendra was arrested by the UP Special Task Force from Lucknow while Santosh Yadav, Amarjeet Yadav, Ajay Singh and Dharmendra Singh were held from Ballia.

The STF in a statement said the BJP leader carried a cash reward of Rs 50,000. — PTI 

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