Monday, Aug 20, 2018 | Last Update : 01:02 PM IST
Sharma was jailed last September for allegedly conspiring to kill a BJP functionary under the Khoda police station.
New Delhi: Former Bahujan Samaj Party from Sahibabad Amarpal Sharma, an accused in a murder case, has been booked under the National Security Act.
Sharma was jailed last September for allegedly conspiring to kill a BJP functionary under the Khoda police station. Based on the report of the district police chief, the district administration had booked him under the NSA on Tuesday.
District Police chief H.N. Singh said that the police had sent its report to book Sharma under the NSA as it was suspected that he might create law and order problem if he gets bail.
According to SSP Singh, district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari has sent the report of booking Sharma under the NSA to the state government for its approval.
Thereafter, the report will be sent to the high court advisory board Allahabad, and after the consent of the board, the NSA will be enforced.
Sharma's family members and supporters said that they will challenge the NSA before the government, the high court advisory board and thereafter will approach the Allahabad high court to seek relief.
In case the NSA is confirmed, Sharma will have to remain in jail for a year, officials said.
Sharma had surrendered to a court on October 18 in a district court in connection with the case of murder of BJP leader Gajendra Bhati, who was gunned down by two armed assailants in Khoda on September 2.
Another BJP local functionary, Balbir Chauhan, was injured in the incident. After a few days of the killing, the police had arrested Narendra Gurjar, alias Fauji, and Raju Pehalwan.
The duo had told the police that the BSP member had given them a contract of Rs 10 lakh to eliminate his political rival Gajendra Bhati.