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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

Muzaffarnagar riots: 3rd BJP MLA held

HT correspondent, Hindustan Times  Muzaffarnagar, October 17, 2013
First Published: 22:50 IST(17/10/2013) | Last Updated: 22:52 IST(17/10/2013)

Accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar last month, BJP’s Bijnor MLA Bhartendu Singh was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday and sent in 14-day judicial custody.

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Singh is the third BJP legislator to be arrested for the riots after Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana.

He has been charged with violating prohibitory orders and provoking communal tension by making inflammatory speeches during a panchayat meet in Nagla Mandaur village, police said.

A Muzaffarnagar court has issued non-bailable warrants against 16 politicians and community leaders.


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