Saharanpur clashes: Main accused Chandrashekhar sent to 14-day judicial custody

The Saharanpur administration blocked Internet services for two days after Chandrashekhar’s arrest to prevent Bheem Army supporters from mobilising agitations through the social media.
Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar addresses a protest rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on May 21. He was arrested from Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar addresses a protest rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on May 21. He was arrested from Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | ByS Raju

Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar, the main accused in the Saharanpur caste violence case, was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days on Thursday.

The police produced Chandrashekhar before the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court at 10.30 pm that night, said Dinesh, PRO at the senior superintendent of police’s office in Saharanpur. Though police had planned to bring him before the court on Friday, they later changed their mind to minimise the possibility of further agitations.

Chandrashekhar, who is wanted in connection with caste clashes at Saharanpur between May 9 and 23, was nabbed from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. Police had announced a reward of Rs 12,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The Saharanpur administration blocked Internet services for two days after Chandrashekhar’s arrest to prevent Bheem Army supporters from mobilising agitations through the social media. The district administration had earlier snapped web connectivity for nine days, restoring it only on June 3.

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