Bhim Army claims dalit outfit founder Chandrashekhar attacked inside jail, seeks fair probe
Bhim Army gheraoed the office of the district magistrate alleging that the dalit outfit's founder Chandrasekhar was assaulted inside a jail
The office-bearers of the Bhim Army gheraoed the office of the district magistrate alleging that the dalit outfit's founder Chandrasekhar was assaulted inside a jail here.
They also submitted a memorandum to administrative officials on Thursday and demanded necessary action and an unbiased investigation into their charges. The mother of Bhim Army's district unit president Kamal Walia said if "innocent people" of the Dalit outfit were attacked they would not sit silent.
The office-bearers sought an early resolution of the issue and warned of launching a stir if their demands were not met.
Chandrashekhar, a lawyer by profession, was arrested on 8 June by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police from Himachal Pradesh's Dalhousie in connection with his alleged role in the violence in Saharanpur.
He had shot to limelight after holding a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against violence on Dalits in Saharanpur.
Earlier, two members of the Bhim Army were arrested in Saharanpur for their alleged involvement in the Ramnagar caste violence on 9 May after a person was killed and several others were injured in a clash between Dalits and Thakurs at Shabbirpur village on 5 May.
About a dozen police vehicles were set ablaze and 12 policemen were injured in subsequent violence on 9 May.
Two activists of the Bheem Sena, a Dalit outfit, have been arrested for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in a village, police said on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered probe by Additional District Magistrate into the firing incident of 12 April in Handwara in which three civilians were killed.
The son of a Gurgaon based businessman who has been on the run since the accident on 5 May, which claimed two lives, surrendered before the court and was granted bail.