21 Dalit activists arrested from Lucknow press club for planning to march towards Yogi Adityanath's residence

FP StaffJul, 03 2017 21:06:34 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday arrested 21 Dalit activists from a press club in Lucknow, media reports said. According to NDTV , police said the arrests happened because the activists had planned to march towards Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence without getting the required permission.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday arrested 21 Dalit activists from a press club in Lucknow, media reports said. According to NDTV, police said the arrests happened because the activists had planned to march towards Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence without getting the required permission.

"Retired IPS officer SR Darapuri and seven others were arrested as they attempted to take out a rally at a public place without permission. They were arrested from the chowk area," Additional Superintendent of Police (Lucknow West) Vikas Chandra Tripathi said, adding that the protesters were released subsequently.

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