Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad who is arrest since last month’s caste violence in Saharanpur in UP , was arrested from Himachal Pradesh’s Dalhousie on Thursday.
He will be brought to Saharanpur for questioning by UP Special Task Force.
Chandrashekhar is one of the key person wanted in connection with the caste violence and the UP police yesterday announced a reward of Rs.12k for information on his whereabouts .
Earlier he had said that he is willing to surrender if 37 innocent Dalits are released on bail.
On the Shabbirpur clash, he claimed that the dalits were threatened that they would be shot dead if they intervened in the procession that was to be taken out by the thakurs.
“When we informed the police about it, a rumour spread that our community was protesting the rally. In retaliation, the houses of the dalits in the village were torched. It seemed the attack was planned and the youth was caught in the violence,” he said.