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Four Held For Firing on Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad

While three of the accused hail from Uttar Pradesh, the fourth accused hails from Gondar village in Karnal, Haryana.

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Four men were on Saturday, 1 July, arrested for allegedly firing at Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad ‘Raavan’.

The Ambala unit of Haryana Special Task Force, in coordination with the Uttar Pradesh police, arrested four people near a dhaba in the Shahzadpur area of Ambala, according to Hindustan Times.

While three of the accused Lavish, Akash, and Popat hail from Uttar Pradesh's Rankhandi village in Saharanpur, the fourth accused hails from Gondar village in Karnal, Haryana.

Aman Kumar, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Ambala STF unit, said that the accused were handed over to the Uttar Pradesh police for further interrogation.

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Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vipin Tada said that five teams were formed to crack the case.

Late on Friday night, the police received information that the four youths were about to surrender in Haryana's Ambala court. After receiving this information, the SSP deployed police in civil uniform outside the Ambala court.

The arrest comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh police registered a First Information Report and took into custody three suspects for interrogation. The suspects were taken into custody after the vehicle used by attackers was recovered on Wednesday, 28 June.

The Bhim Army chief was travelling in an SUV when unidentified assailants had opened fire on his car at Gandhi Colony in Deoband on Wednesday, 28 June.

Aazad sustained injuries and was rushed to SBD hospital for treatment. He was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, 29 June.

“I was fighting for my life but the criminals are still roaming free. This can't be done without the protection of those in power...I believe that this is an acute negligence by the Government. Chief Minister has not said a word, it shows that he is protecting the criminals”, Aazad was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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