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Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP MLA arrested for making hate speech

The arrest is the first in 3 weeks after the riots broke out.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: March 14, 2014 3:45:24 pm

At the end of a remarkable day in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly where heated tempers led to a contest of blows between SP and BJP members,BJP MLA from Lucknow Suresh Rana was arrested for making hate speech in the Muzaffarnagar riots case.

Related: Court issues warrants against BJP,BSP MLAs

He has been taken to an undisclosed location.

This is the first arrest since the riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar three weeks ago.

Related: Chaos outside UP Assembly prevents cops from arresting BJP leaders

Police said arrest warrants were issued against 16 politicians,and SP made a statement that all those whose names are included in the list will shortly be arrested.

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