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Riot-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som detained near Moradabad

Jul 04, 2014 11:59 AM IST Politics Politics

Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som was detained on Friday while on his way to Moradabad. Sangeet Som, along with some party workers had planned to hold a mahapanchayat in Moradabad.

Sources say the BJP did not get the permission to hold the mahapanchayat. However, BJP workers marched towards the venue and were detained.

BJP MPs Satyapal Singh and Nepal Singh have also been detained enroute to Moradabad.

Som is an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. He had been charged with circulating a fake video on social media inciting violence.