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 - Delhi-NCR Pollution News: SC Appoints Ex-judge Madan Lokur as One-man Panel to Monitor Stubble Burning
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 - 'Wife Entitled to Stay at Her in-Laws' House': Supreme Court Revises Rules Under Domestic Violence Act
Bavra had on April 13 surrendered in a court in Muzaffarnagar and was sent to judicial custody. Also Read - 'Common Man's Diwali in Your Hands': Supreme Court Tells Centre to Enforce Interest Waiver on Loans by Nov 2
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.
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