Uttar Pradesh: BSP leader's weapon licence cancelled

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Varanasi, June 11: Taking serious note of the firing incident at Chuppepur village in Shivpura area here, Uttar Pradesh administration today cancelled the licence of six weapons seized from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) secretary and Jharkhand's in charge Ram Raksha Pal and his sons.

Notices were issued to the BSP leader and family to state the reason of keeping weapons with them mentioning that the license could be cancelled for not responding to the notice or if the reasons given were found invalid, District magistrate Ajay Kumar Upadhyay said today.

Earlier, Mr Pal's bodyguard had released the trigger at villagers over an issue of electricity connection on a disputed land, in which one person was killed and four others were injured.

Irked over the incident villagers barged into the BSP leaders house and torched six vehicles.

Later, Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Vijay Prakash recovered seven weapons from Mr Pal's residence and shot of a letter to the DM requesting cancellation of the licence, however, the DM cancelled six licenses.

Villagers had also staged several demonstrations demanding the cancellation of licence.

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