Nainital: Two more persons, including a suspended police station in charge, were on Saturday arrested in connection with violence in Uttarakhand’s Kaladhungi town where a policeman was burnt alive after the murder of a local BJP leader.

IG Ashok Kumar said police officer Saqlani was arrested from Pittaurgarh area, where he was transferred following the incident, for tampering with evidences. Later, Saqlani was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate who sent him to 14 days judicial custody. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has risen to 48, police said. However, it is for the first time that a police officer has been arrested in the case. Kumar said mastermind Satish alias Mantu Chaudhary was also arrested from his residence in Uddhamnagar district for hatching the conspiracy.-- PTI

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