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BJP MLA accused in 2011 Rudrapur riots declared absconder

BJP MLA accused in 2011 Rudrapur riots declared absconder

<p>A BJP MLA, who has been on the run for the past three-and-half months after issuance of an arrest warrant in connection with communal riots in Rudrapur in 2011, was on Sunday declared an absconder, police said.</p>

A BJP MLA, who has been on the run for the past three-and-half months after issuance of an arrest warrant in connection with communal riots in Rudrapur in 2011, was on Sunday declared an absconder, police said.

"Following recommendations of the CB-CID, Rudrapur MLA Rajkumar Thukral has been declared an absconder," Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajiv Mohan said.

Police have also announced a reward of Rs 2,500 on information leading to the arrest of Thukral, he said.

Riots erupted in Rudrapur in 2011 after torn pages of a holy book were found outside a place of worship in the town, killing four and injuring over 60 others.

first published:February 02, 2014, 23:06 IST