Three Bhim Army activists arrested for collecting funds

It is alleged that the accused activists distributed pamphlets and appealed to people to participate in a panchayat to be held in June 14 in Ratheri village in the district.

Published: 05th June 2017 03:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2017 03:58 PM   |  A+A-

The Bhim Army at a rally in New Delhi. (File photo by PTI)


MUZAFFARNAGAR: Three activists of the BhimArmy were today arrested for collecting funds for the Dalitoutfit at Shukartal in the district.

SP (Rural) Vinit Bhatnagar said Amit Kumar, Bablu and Harish were booked last evening along with several otheractivists of the organisation. A case under Section 153 (inciting a mob with an intent to cause riots) and Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC had been registered against them.

It is alleged that they distributed pamphlets and appealed to people to participate in a panchayat to be held in June 14 in Ratheri village in the district.

Police yesterday dismantled a camp in Shukartal set up bythem for collection of funds, and removed pamphlets anddonation boxes from there.

Meanwhile, Saharanpur police has announced a reward for information about the Bhim Army's chief Chandrashekhar and its other absconding leaders, in connection with their allegedrole in the caste-based violence in Saharanpur.

According to Saharanpur SSP Bablu Kumar, a reward of Rs12,000 will be given to anyone providing information aboutChandrashekhar and his supporters Vinay Ratan, Kamal and Manjit who are facing non-bailable warrants.

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