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Bhim Army boss denies inciting caste violence for money, throws Yogi a challenge

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New Delhi, Oct 10: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekher Azad on Friday slammed Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over his allegation that some groups had received funds to trigger caste violence in the state in the backdrop of the Hathras incident.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekher Azad

"I challenge Yogi Adityanathji to institute any kind of probe. Forget Rs 100 crore, even if Rs one lakh is found in my possession, I will quit politics, otherwise you (Yogi) should quit your post. My life is dedicated to my dignity. My expenses are borne by my community," he tweeted in Hindi.

Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal HAD accused the Bhim Army and other political parties of misleading the family of a 19-year-old woman who died after allegedly being raped by four men in Hathras.

He said the woman and her family had first accused one man of sexual harassment and eight days later, they levelled charges of rape against three more men.

"A new turn in the incident came when Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar went to see the woman in hospital along with his supporters. Already under stress, the family has become confused with people giving different suggestions and now they are backing out from CBI enquiry and narco/polygraph test," Lal claimeD.

CCTV cameras, 60 cops to ensure security of Hathras family: Police

On the hurried cremation in the middle of the night, the former UP DGP alleged that police worked with promptness as they got inputs that the Bhim Army, Congress and the AAP were conspiring to instigate caste riots in Hathras.

Lal, who is also the former chief of UP Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, alleged that the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliate Campus Front of India also became active and pumped in Rs 100 crore for instigating riots in Hathras. PTI SAB SNE SNE

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