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)

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp