Lucknow, Oct. 18 -- Facing severe criticism over the Ballia firing incident, Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force(STF) has arrested the prime accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh and two others in the state capital on Sunday morning.

STF sources here said that Dhirendra Singh was arrested near Janeshwar Mishra park in Gomti Nagar area.

Along with Dhirendra, two others, named Santosh Yadav and Amarjeet Yadav were also arrested. All the three were absconding after the incident and Ballia Police had announced Rs 50,000 reward on each of them.

Till date, nine people have been arrested so far in the firing in which one person was killed in Ballia.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has summoned party MLA Surendra Singh, who has openly ...