Hundreds of Dalits, including BSP activists, on Wednesday blocked the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway in Muzaffarnagar demanding arrest of 12 policemen accused of killing a Dalit youth in a fake encounter.
Ajay (30) was allegedly shot dead by policemen in an encounter in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday who claimed that Ajay was a criminal.
SSP Sushil Kumar Singh said a case has been registered against the policemen including SHO New Mandi police station Har Pal Singh, three sub-inspectors RB Yadav, DS Kalia and Gyanendra.
The accused policemen have been transferred to line and a magisterial inquiry ordered in the incident, he added.
Security has been tightened in the area with the deployment of extra force to prevent any untoward incident.