Main accused in Ballia scribe’s murder arrested

Journalist Ratan Singh (45), who worked with a Hindi news channel, was allegedly shot dead in Phephna area of Ballia on August 24
The main accused in the murder was arrested in Ballia.(Representative photo)
The main accused in the murder was arrested in Ballia.(Representative photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

Heera Singh, the main accused in the murder of journalist Ratan Singh was arrested in Ballia on Friday, the Uttar Pradesh police said.

Six others were arrested earlier in connection with the crime.

Deputy inspector general of police, Azamgarh range, Subhash Chandra Dubey said action would be taken against all the accused under national security act (NSA) and their properties will be attached under Section 14 (1) of the Gangster Act.

Journalist Ratan Singh (45), who worked with a Hindi news channel, was allegedly shot dead in Phephna area of Ballia on August 24. Chief minister Adityanath had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the slain journalist.

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