Meerut: Continuing its crackdown on those involved in the Muzaffarnagar violence, Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested BJP legislator Sangeet Som and BSP MLA Noor Saleem Rana even as BJP President Rajnath Singh was prevented from touring the riot-hit district.
The arrests come a day after Uttar Pradesh Police took into custody BJP MLA Suresh Rana in Lucknow on charges of making provocative speech to incite riots in Muzaffarnagar.
"While BJP MLA Som was arrested in Merrut district, BSP legislator Noor Saleem Rana has been arrested from Muzaffarnagar," IG (law and order) R K Vishwakarma told PTI.
Som, accused of uploading a fake video that played a role in provoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar and making inflammatory speeches, was arrested in Meerut.
SSP Deepak Kumar said that Som was arrested from Salava village in his constituency Sardhana amid slogan-shouting by his supporters.
Though police said they had arrested Som, the supporters of the legislator claimed he had surrendered before Sardhana police.