BJP leader Rishi Sharma, accused in Aligarh hooch tragedy that killed over 100, arrested
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rishi Sharma, the key accused of the Aligarh hooch tragedy who was carrying a reward of ₹1 lakh, was arrested by the police near Bulandshahar border on Sunday morning, officials said. Sharma was absconding for about 10 days after the tragedy which claimed more than 100 lives.
“Police raids were being conducted in Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the past 10 days. Police had monitored 500 call details, about 100 informers were activated and six police teams were constituted to nab Rishi Sharma,” Aligarh’s senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani said on Sunday.
“We have already arrested Vipin Yadav, carrying a reward of ₹50,000, Anil Chaudhary and his brother-in-law Neeraj Chaudhary, carrying a reward of ₹25,000, Munish Sharma (Rishi Sharma’s brother), carrying a reward of ₹25,000 and one Shiv Kumar,” he added. Rishi Sharma’s wife and son were also arrested earlier….