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Dalit activists stage protest outside police station seeking release of Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar

Chandrasekhar was arrested on Thursday in connection with the caste-based violence at Saharanpur

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

Saharanpur violence, Saharanpur clash
Tensions grew in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur village after clashes broke out between Dalits and Thakurs on May 5. (Photo: PTI)

Hundreds of Bhim Army activists protested in Charthawal town of the district demanding the release of the Dalit outfit's chief Chandrasekhar.

The protesters, who came from several villages in the district, alleged on Thursday that Chandrasekhar had been falsely implicated in connection with the caste-based violence at Saharanpur.

The Bhim Army chief was arrested on Thursday from

Staging a dharna outside a police station in the town, the activists also submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding the leader's release, SHO Sanjiv Sharma said.

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 13:43 IST