NSA invoked against BSP leader for rioting

The district administration has invoked National Security Act against BSP leader lodged in jail for his alleged involvement in riots in the city last month.

Updated: Sep 23, 2012, 14:38 PM IST

Bareilly: The district administration has invoked National Security Act against BSP leader lodged in jail for his alleged involvement in riots in the city last month.

"NSA has been invoked against BSP leader Acchan Ansari lodged in the district jail", police said here.

Ansari was arrested on Friday for his alleged involvement in riots that took place on August 11 here during Janmashtami procession and was made main accused in the incident, they said.

He was granted bail by the court and was to be released yesterday evening but before that NSA was invoked on him, they said.

District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash confirmed that NSA has been invoked against Ansari and said an action plan had been prepared to avoid riots in the district in future.

PTI