Kasganj violence: A number of people arrested, situation under control; here is what we know so far

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New Delhi | Updated: January 28, 2018 3:59 PM

Two days after the clashes in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh claimed one life, it is back to normal with no fresh incident reported in last few hours.

kasganj violence, kasganj riots, uttar pradesh, kasganj, bjp, clashesAccused have been identified and will be nabbed soon, says IG Sanjeev Kumar. (ANI)

Two days after the clashes in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh claimed one life, it is back to normal with no fresh incident reported in last few hours. As per a senior police official, a number of people have been arrested so far, while the patrolling has also been increased. The administration also imposed ban on internet connection on Saturday. Section 144 had also been imposed in the area.

“Situation in Kasganj is under control. No incidents have taken place in the last few hours. A number of people were arrested, patrolling has been intensified, priority is to maintain law and order,” DGP OP Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, IG Sanjeev Kumar, while pointing out that the situation is under control, said that the accused have been identified and will be nabbed soon. “The situation is under control now. Accused have been identified and are going to be nabbed soon, one country made bomb and pistol also recovered from the residence of one of the accused,” he was further quoted as saying by the agency.

On the occasion of the Republic Day on Friday, minutes before an unauthorised “Tiranga Yatra” on bikes reached Baddu Nagar area of the district, leading a clash, residents of the locality had arranged chairs on the road and were preparing to hoist the Tricolour, senior police officers and witnesses told The Sunday Express.

However, members of the bike rally were demanding that chairs be removed from the site and pave the way for them to move further, residents said. “They were shouting slogans, we requested them to let our celebrations finish first. But they were adamant and did not leave,” Mohammed Munazir Rafi, a resident was quoted as saying further by the paper.

The argument soon ensued after the group refused to leave, “We asked them to join the celebration. But many people had gathered and soon, there was some pushing and shoving. Then they left their bikes here and went away. I called the Kasganj police station, and apprised them of the situation when they arrived 25 minutes later,” Rafi told Indian Express further.

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