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Dheerendra Singh, Main Accused in Ballia Shootout, Arrested by STF from Lucknow

Dhirendra Singh, reportedly a close aide of BJP MLA Surendra Singh in a video that has gone viral on social media said that he was being framed as no bullet was fired by him and his family was being harassed. A youth was shot dead during a shootout in front of local administrative officials in Ballia district over a dispute for selection of ration shops on Thursday. Dhirendra Singh had fled the scene amid a stampede-like situation that followed the firing.

The incident happened at Durjanpur village in the Reoti area of Ballia district when the SDO decided not to go ahead with the meeting due to a dispute between members of self-help groups who had gathered on the scene. Videos of the incident were widely being shared on social media.

News source ~ News18