Dhirendra Singh’s assertion got here hours after a BJP MLA defended him saying that he fired in self-defence.


Dhirendra Singh, wished for allegedly taking pictures lifeless a person throughout an argument at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia within the presence of officers and policemen, emerged in a video late Friday, refuting the fees and blamed the administration for the violence.

“I do not know who fired. I used to be pleading with officers to avoid wasting my household. They simply stood there and watched… I’m a soldier. I’ve all the time believed in serving my nation. I urge the chief minister for a good probe,” he stated within the video.

His assertion got here hours after a BJP MLA defended him, saying that he fired in self-defence, killing a 46-year-old man on the assembly on allotment of ration retailers held at village Durjanpur.

In keeping with witnesses, a struggle erupted between him and Dhirendra Singh, a BJP employee stated to be near social gathering MLA Surendra Singh. Dhirendra Singh, the ex-president of the BJP’s native ex-servicemen’s unit, allegedly fired three photographs at Jaiprakash, triggering chaos and a near-stampede on the assembly held in a tent.

“Yesterday, there have been a number of prime officers had been there for the assembly. I had warned them earlier that there was going to be violence. However they went forward with the assembly. Officers had been concerned within the violence yesterday. They took cash,” Dhirendra Singh alleged.

He additionally blamed the native officers and police of ignoring his request to deploy sufficient safety for the assembly and claimed that one in all his members of the family died within the incident whereas eight had been injured.

“My aged father fell down within the commotion yesterday. My household was focused with sticks. I used to be seen being overwhelmed within the video. I’m a Rajput, I proudly served the military for 18 years. I managed to free myself and run away. They wished to beat me to loss of life over there,” he stated.

The police have arrested two individuals together with Dhirendra Singh’s brother over the incident and 5 others have been detained, information company PTI reported. Dhirendra Singh, who escaped beneath the nostril of the policemen, continues to be lacking. The police has declared reward of rupees 50,000 for his arrest. 

Sub Divisional Justice of the Peace Suresh Chandra Pal and circle officer of police Chandrakesh Singh had been suspended on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath quickly after the incident on Thursday.