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2 Bhim Army activists detained for attempting to disturb peace

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

Two Army activists were detained on the charge of attempting to disturb peace in district, as they threatened to sit on hunger strike in support of the outfit's founder Chandrasekhar, who is lodged in a jail in

SHO of station said the two detained activists were produced before a yesterday and later released.

After the Bharat Bandh on April 2 in which at least 11 people were killed, had announced that he would sit on a hunger strike in the jail protesting atrocities against Dalits.

He was arrested on June 8 last year by the task force from Himachal Pradesh's Dalhousie in connection with his alleged role in the Thakur-Dalit clash in in May that year.

One person was killed and 16 others injured in the violence between the upper caste Thakurs and the Dalits on May 5. In the violence that followed following the killing, a police chowki and 20 vehicles were set on fire by protesting Dalits on May 9.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:30 IST