Police said that the six arrested — Rahul, Deepak, Satveer Singh and Ravindra Kumar of Meerut; and Nitin and Bunti of Ghaziabad, all in their 20s — were Bhim Army sympathisers.
Sunil Kushwaha died on Sunday as he was discharged from an Agra hospital, where he had been admitted after his questioning in a motorcycle theft case at Firozabad’s Uttari police station.
An activist of an animal rescue organisation informed police about it. A police team rushed to the Haryana-Punjab border near Ambala city and put a checkpost on the highway to stop the truck carrying bulls.
Rifles of two policemen were snatched and a passerby who tried to help the police was also injured.
Police identified the man killed as Rehan and said he was a member of the Mukeem Kala gang with a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head. Rehan had 15 cases registered against him, including those of murder and attempt to murder, police said.
Holger Erik Misch fled when he was being taken to Himachal Pradesh for his appearance in a court in another case. He was lodged at Sonbhadra district jail.
The Bundelkhand Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Chandkali Rajput, was protesting for the tractor’s release after the police had seized it, suspecting it to be carrying illegally-mined sand.
“Our Twitter Sewa is a hit among the masses through which they are not only expressing their grievances but also pointing on our flaws…”, Director General of Police, OP Singh said.
The tape has emerged at a time when UP’s BJP government, under Yogi Adityanath, has courted controversy with a spate of encounters since coming to power on March 20, 2017.
On Tuesday, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s brother Atul was the fifth person arrested in connection with the brutal assault on the girl’s father that led to his death the day before.
Such is the clout of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his family, so complete their grip on the village of Makhi, barely 15 km from Unnao, that the girl and her family have refused to return home, saying they fear for their lives.
BP Ashok sent his “conditional resignation” to President Ram Nath Kovind and the state DGP, requesting them to either accept his seven demands, including a law against people being identified by their caste, or accept his resignation.
Fatehpur SP Rahul Raj said some Hindus claimed it was a place to keep their animals, while some Muslims claimed it was a kabaristan (cemetery).
The police alleged Saleem alias Ehsan, who had just robbed a farmer of cash and shot at him, was attempting to avoid arrest.
Around three or four police personnel are usually deployed inside the sanctum sanctorum which sees heavy footfall from across the country.