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UP government releases Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekar ‘Ravan’ after mother’s appeal

Chandrashekar Ravan

Saharanpur | The Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday midnight released Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekar Azad ‘Ravan’ at 2.30am from the Saharanpur Jail.

Chandrashekar ‘Ravan’ was earlier supposed to be released on November 1, however acting on his mother’s appeal the UP government issued the release orders of Bhim Army Chief who was arrested under the National Security Act (NSA)  in June last year in connection with the 2017 Saharanpur violence.

Addressing his hundreds of followers who gathered outside the Saharanpur  Central Jail, Chandrashekar attacked the BJP government and asked people to throw BJP in the upcoming 2019 elections. He said, “The government was so scared that they are going to be rebuked by the Supreme Court, that they ordered an early release to save themselves,” he said. He also said that he is confident about the government “framing some charges against me within 10 days”.

Attacking the Yogi Aditynath government, the Bhim Army chief said,” The state government misused government machinery… I will continue my fight for marginalised people against injustice.”

Chandrashekhar who had formed Bhim Army along with his associate Vinay Ratan Singh on July 21, 2015, was arrested from Dalhousie after he was said to be evading arrest since the clashes between upper caste Thakurs and Dalits in UP’s Saharanpur in May 2017. One person was killed and 16 others injured in the clashes.

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