Union Minister Choubey’s son arrested for Bhagalpur violence

Union Minister Choubey’s son arrested for Bhagalpur violence

PATNA: The Bihar police finally arrested Union Minister Ashwini Choubey’s son in connection with the communal clashes in Bhagalpur town in the state two weeks ago.

The arrested BJP leader Arijit Shashwat was taken into custody by the police shortly after Saturday midnight.

He has been accused of leading a Ram Navami procession without permission in Bhagalpur on March 17 and also for using provocative slogans during the same.

It has been alleged that the provocative comments during the procession stirred the communal clashes.

He had earlier filed a petition in court seeking protection from arrest but it was rejected by the court in Bhagalpur on Saturday.

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IBNS

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