Six BJP workers arrested in U.P.’s Meerut over poster row

Police have arrested six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists on the border wall of UP’s Meerut Police Station for allegedly banning “BJP activists kar Thane mi ana mana hai (BJP workers are prohibited from entering the police station).” Friday was a mess there.

Prabhakar Chaudhary, senior police officer of Meerut (SSP), said on Saturday that six people were arrested on Friday night after they created a mess and were identified by police as failing to perform their duties.

Mukesh Singhal, the BJP’s urban unit president, said both parties (party workers and police) had to be patient. “I would advise party workers to avoid such direct confrontation with the police in the future,” Singhal said. The arrested were Shambhu Pehlwan, Saharanpur Poshwal, Kuldeep Mansuri, Ankur Chaudhary, Amar Sharma and Amit Bhadan.

SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary said a dispute over the acquisition of a shop was reported between the two groups at the medical college police station on Friday afternoon. The police tried to solve the problem through a compromise.

Meanwhile, some of the disruptive forces that had arrived there were pressing the police to facilitate a mob. Meanwhile, a man in the crowd grabbed a banner and put it on the outer wall of the police station. The SSP added that there was a banner banning political party workers from entering the police station.

Investigations have revealed that the banner had nothing to do with the police. Subsequently, the accused was identified and arrested, police said.

On Friday, Akhilesh Yadav, national president of the Samajwadi Party, tweeted, “This is the first time in five-six years that people of the ruling party have been barred from entering the police station. This is the state of the BJP government in the state.

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