A former military man accused of capturing one other man useless in presence of the police in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested. Dhirendra Singh — who had filed a “give up software” at a courtroom in Ballia — was caught on the Lucknow-Faizabad freeway, stated the Particular Job Drive of the state police.
The STF stated he had fled to Bihar after the capturing and on the time of arrest, had returned to Lucknow, in all probability to discover a hideout with somebody he knew.
A give up software permits an accused to give up instantly earlier than the courtroom, which then decides whether or not to ship him to police or judicial custody. The method negates the opportunity of instant questioning by the police. In a standard arrest, the police can query the accused for a most of 24 hours, until he’s offered earlier than the courtroom.
The household of the murdered man, 46-year-old Jai Prakash, has expressed aid on the arrest. “We wish strict punishment for the accused. We demand dying penalty for him. We additionally need safety for the household,” stated his elder brother Suraj Pal.
Contending that native MLA was supporting the accused, he stated, “We’ve heard that they need to body us beneath false fees. So, the federal government ought to assist us”.
Witnesses stated a battle had erupted between Dhirendra Singh – the previous president of the BJP’s native ex-servicemen’s unit — and Jai Prakash at a gathering to debate allotment of ration outlets. Witnesses stated throughout the argument, in presence of the police and district officers, he had shot Jai Prakash thrice.
Dhirendra Singh has denied any wrongdoing. In a video launched not too long ago, he stated he had warned the police that there will probably be violence on the meet and requested them to deploy further safety.
“However they went forward (with out sufficient safety individuals). Officers have been concerned within the violence yesterday,” he stated, accusing officers of accepting bribes.
The native BJP MLA Surendra Singh had defended him, saying that he fired in self-defence.