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One held for heckling of Upendra Kushwaha during anti-quota

Press Trust of India  |  Hajipur (Bihar) 

One person was arrested here today in connection with the of near here during the anti-quota 'Bharat Bandh' called on Tuesday.

of Police said that Sumit Mishra, a resident of Lona village, was arrested in connection with the of while he was on his way to attend a function of in district.

was unable to reach the venue because of roadblocks at various points by supporters of the "Bharat Bandh", called in protest against caste-based reservations.

"An FIR was lodged by the police at Rajapakar against 60 unknown people for misbehaving with the So far, only has been identified and subsequently arrested. He is being interrogated and based on his inputs we hope to identify and nab more people", the SP said.

Kushwaha, who also heads the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, had yesterday condemned the incident at a press conference in where he had said "a section of the savarn samaj (upper castes) is vitiating the atmosphere while the rest are committed to social harmony".

Kushwaha had also asserted that he would go ahead with the "halla bol darwaza khol" campaign of his party, whereby the demand for adequate representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in the judiciary would be raised.

Meanwhile, in a statement RLSP national tresurer and said demonstrations were held at all district today in protest against the "insult" of their leader at the "hands of casteist, feudal and anti-reservation elements".

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 14:50 IST