Bharat Bandh violence: Bhim Sena leader Upkar Bavra surrenders in Muzaffarnagar, sent to judicial custody till 26 April

Muzaffarnagar: Bhim Sena district chief Upkar Bavra, wanted in a case of violence during the 2 April country-wide bandh, has surrendered in a court in Uttar Pradesh' Muzaffarnagar and has been sent to judicial custody.

 Bharat Bandh violence: Bhim Sena leader Upkar Bavra surrenders in Muzaffarnagar, sent to judicial custody till 26 April

Visuals of violence in Meerut. Image courtesy: Team101Reporters

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ankur Sharma remanded Bavra on Thursday in judicial custody up to 26 April, said public prosecutor Yogesh Sagar.

Meanwhile, another court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ritu Nagar has refused to grant bail to BSP district president Kamal Gautam who had been arrested for allegedly inciting the violence during the bandh.

Gautam was denied bail on Wednesday.

Dalit groups had called for a Bharat Bandh across the country on 2 April in protest against a recent Supreme Court order which they claimed had diluted the SC/ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Protesters turned violent at several places which resulted in the death of at least 11 people and destruction of property.

Updated Date: Apr 13, 2018 11:25:44 IST