Police arrested three more persons including a BJP leader in connection with the recent outbreak of violence over the reported desecration of a religious flag in Jamshedpur, an officer said on Wednesday.

Sudhanshu Ojha, the vice president of BJP Jamshedpur Mahanagar committee was arrested by police on Tuesday night.

With this a total of 70 people including BJP leaders – Abhay Singh and Sudhanshu Ojha – have so far been arrested in connection with Sunday’s violence between two groups belonging to two different communities in Shastrinagar area, the officer said.

Chandan Choubey, a practising lawyer in Jamshedpur court, was arrested and handcuffed by police in regard with the violence on Sunday over alleged desecration of a religious flag.

“We strongly protest the hand-cuffing of Choubey and demanded action against the erring police officers within 12-hour or we will be forced to continue the protest even tomorrow”, said Ajit Ambasta, Head of Ad-hoc committee of Jamshedpur Bar Association.

“We will be meeting the Deputy Commissioner and apprise her about the treatment meted out to Choubey,” he said.

The lawyers also staged a demonstration in the court premises and raised slogans against the administration.

Meanwhile, lawyers in a local court here on Wednesday resorted to boycott of judicial work to protest the handcuffing of an advocate, who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the violence in Shastrinagar…

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