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SC seeks response of UP govt on plea of jailed Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today sought a response from the on a plea filed by jailed leader and founder challenging his detention under stringent provisions of the National Security Act (NSA).

Azad alias Ravan is in jail after his arrest in June 2017 for his alleged role in the Saharanpur riots. The NSA provisions were invoked against the 'Dalit' leader almost six months after his arrest.

A bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of that the has been in jail without any relief and issued the notice to the state

The petition claimed that the fundamental rights of Azad have been violated.

Azad, accused of rioting, was arrested from Dalhousie, on June 8, 2017 by a (STF) team of the police.

Dalits had clashed with Rajputs in Shabbeerpur (Saharanpur) on May 2 last year, after a dispute arose over loud music being played during a Maharana procession. One man was killed and around 25 houses were burnt in the subsequent inter-caste clashes.

Chandrashekhar was later arrested and booked under the NSA.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:25 IST