Ballia: STF arrested main accused Dhirendra Singh from Lucknow in connection with the murder of a person in a shootout during the allocation of a government ration shop in Durjanpur village of Revati police station area of the district. So far five people have been arrested in this case.
As per the reports, Dhirendra Singh filed a “surrender application” at a local court. As per the law, a surrender application allows an accused to surrender directly before the court, which then decides whether to send him to police or judicial custody.
Dhirendra Singh, who is reported to be an aide of BJP leader, came out in defence of his act through a video.
“I don’t know who fired. I was pleading with officials to save my family. They just stood there and watched… I am a soldier. I have always believed in serving my country. I urge the chief minister for a fair probe,” the accused said in the video.
“Yesterday, there were a lot of top officials were there for the meeting. I had warned them earlier that there was going to be violence. But they went ahead with the meeting. Officials were involved in the violence yesterday. They took money,” Dhirendra Singh had alleged.
“My aged father fell down in the commotion yesterday. My family was targeted with sticks. I was seen being beaten in the video. I am a Rajput, I proudly served the army for 18 years. I managed to free myself and run away. They wanted to beat me to death over there,” he said.
On Thursday, the incident of hooliganism was recorded on-camera in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia as the 46-year-old Jaiprakash was allegedly shot dead by Dhirendra Singh, a BJP worker who is said to be close to party MLA Surendra Singh.
Taking action on the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered the suspension of officials present at the spot of the incident.