"Did Not Fire, Was Attacked": UP Man Wanted For Deadly Shootout On Video

"Did Not Fire, Was Attacked": UP Man Wanted For Deadly Shootout On Video

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October 17, 2020

Dhirendra Singh, wanted for allegedly shooting dead a man during an argument at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia in the presence of officials and policemen, emerged in a video late Friday, refuting the charges and blamed the administration for the violence. "I don't know who fired. I was pleading with officials to save my family. They just stood there and watched... I am a soldier. I have always believed in serving my country. I urge the chief minister for a fair probe," he said in the video.

New Delhi, 17 October 2020

As per news report of NDTV, Dhirendra statement came hours after a BJP MLA defended him, saying that he fired in self-defence, killing a 46-year-old man at the meeting on allotment of ration shops held at village Durjanpur. According to witnesses, a fight erupted between him and Dhirendra Singh, a BJP worker said to be close to party MLA Surendra Singh. Dhirendra Singh, the ex-president of the BJP's local ex-servicemen's unit, allegedly fired three shots at Jaiprakash, triggering chaos and a near-stampede at the meeting held in a tent.

Source -NDTV


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