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Main accused in BJP leader's murder held in Bhojpur

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The main accused in the murder of former BJP and the prime witness was arrested Saturday from district in the state, police said.

The accused Brajesh Mishra, considered a terror in the riverine areas of and Uttar Pradesh, carries a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, the police said.

He was arrested from Sonvarsha village in the district following a tip off while he was hatching a conspiracy to execute some other crime and seized a pistol from him, of police Aditya Kumar said.

Police also seized a pistol from the possession of who is he said.

Ojha was gunned down by masked assailants in district in February 2016. The prime witness to the crime, was killed on September 28, 2018 by miscreants at Sonvarsha village.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 18:40 IST