Muzaffarnagar, May 19 (PTI) Jailed Bhim Sena district president Upkar Bavra has been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged role in the April 2 Dalit agitation, officials said today.Also Read - US Supreme Court Halts Biden Administration's COVID-19 Vaccine Rule For Businesses

Bavra has cases of rioting and inciting violence against him in three different police stations of Muzaffarnagar district, District Magistrate Rajiv Sharma said yesterday. Also Read - BSP Leader Seen Crying Profusely After Not Getting Party Ticket, Threatens Self-Immolation | Watch

Bavra had on April 13 surrendered in a court in Muzaffarnagar and was sent to judicial custody. Also Read - Muzaffarnagar riots case: 4 Accused Acquitted Due To Lack Of Evidence

Dalit groups had called for a Bharat Bandh across the country on April 2 in protest against a Supreme Court order that they claimed had diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

In Muzaffarnagar, police had registered over 40 cases and arrested more than 90 people.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.