The tenth and last accused in the incident of lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested, police said on Monday.
The accused Hari Om, was holed up at a relative’s house in Sardhana town of western Uttar Pradesh and was picked up by police late Sunday following a tip-off by an informer.
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Soon after the lynching, the six accused — Shri Om, Vivek, Gaurav, Saurabh, Sandip and Rupendra had been arrested, and another two — Shivam and Vishal were arrested two days after the incident, police officials said.
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Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police have sought to book Union minister Mahesh Sharma, BJP legislator Sangeet Som and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for their “inflammatory” speeches and actions in the aftermath of the Dadri lynching.
The incident sparked off an outrage across the country.