Muzaffarnagar: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was not allowed to meet Bhim Army activists at a jail here as he had come after visiting hours, the officials said on Friday. The Bhim Army is a Dalit outfit based in Uttar Pradesh and its members are lodged at the Muzaffarnagar district jail in connection with the Bharat Bandh held on April 2.
Mevani had come to meet the activists after visiting hours on Thursday evening, therefore, he was not allowed a meeting, jail superintendent A.K. Saxena said. He said the MLA had come to meet Vikas Medun, Upkar Bawra and Arjun Kumar. Bawra is the outfit’s district unit president. They have been booked under the National Security Act in connection with violence that occurred during the bandh, Saxena said.