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Ballia shootout key accused Dhirendra Singh arrested from Lucknow

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The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday (October 18) arrested main accused Dhirendra Singh, the main accused in Ballia murder case.

LUCKNOW: According to reports, Singh was arrested by the STF from Lucknow on Sunday.

On October 17, Uttar Pradesh Police had announced that the accused in Ballia killing will be charged under National Security Act (NSA) and the Gangster Act.

A local BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh shot dead Jai Prakash, 46, on October 15 as a fracas broke out during a meeting at Durjanpur village in the presence of administration and police officials in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district.

Till Oct 17, a total of five people were arrested and another five detained in connection with the Ballia killing incident. Also, 12 teams have been formed to nab the main accused, including local BJP leader Dhirendra Pratap Singh. It is to be noted that Uttar Pradesh Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on their arrest.

The FIR had named eight accused and mentioned 20-25 unidentified people in the incident during which Dhirendra Pratap Singh allegedly shot dead Jai Prakash during a fracas at Durjanpur village over the allotment of ration shops. The incident has snowballed into a major political controversy after BJP MLA from Bariya assembly seat Surendra Singh came out…

Zee Media Bureau

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