On the third day of the Ballia firing, the main accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh is away from the grip of the police. The police has announced a reward of Rs 25 thousand on him and 6 other accused including Dhirendra.
Earlier, the main accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh himself released the video claiming that he did not shoot any bullet. At the same time, Dhirendra Singh had demanded that this entire matter should be properly investigated. Apart from SDO, CO, 10 policemen have also been suspended in this case.
Till now two accused have been arrested:
Till Friday, two accused were arrested by the police while police raided several places to arrest the six accused including the main accused. ADG (Varanasi zone) Brij Bhushan and DIG (Azamgarh zone) Subhash Chandra Dubey also reached Durjanpur village on Friday morning to meet the victims. Meanwhile, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also spoke to the deceased’s family members over the phone.
There was tension in the village on Friday on the Durjanpur massacre on Thursday. DIG Subhash Chandra Dubey, SP Devendra Nath and DM Shrihari Pratap Shahi reached Durjanpur with ADG Brij Bhushan on Friday morning. Officers met the family of the deceased Jayaprakash Gama. It is being told that Chandra Pal, brother of deceased Jayaprakash Pal, demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the officers and a family member for a job. The family members demanded strict action against the accused. The ADG said that an accused Devendra Pratap Singh has been arrested, Others are being searched. The officers assured to inform the government about the matter. DIG Subhash Chandra Dubey said that a dozen police teams have been formed to nab the accused. Their possible targets are being raided. He said that soon all the accused will be arrested. Late in the evening, the police arrested another killer, Narendra Pratap Singh.
What is the matter?
There was a dispute between the two parties in the open meeting held on Thursday for allotment of government ration shop. During the dispute, former army officer Dhirendra Pratap Singh W started firing on behalf of one side between the fight and stone pelting. Jaiprakash Pal was killed by firing during the firing. A case has been registered against eight people named and 25 unidentified, including retired army officer Dhirendra Pratap Singh Walu, close to Bairiya MLA Surendra, in the murder case. Taking the matter seriously, Yogi Adityanath suspended the guards of Revati police station including SDM Bairia Suresh Pal, CO Bairiya Chandrakesh Singh.