In a recent development on Kasganj clashes in Uttar Pradesh, a delegation of students from Aligarh Muslim University met IG Sanjeev Gupta. During the meeting, AMUSU General Secretary said that the union has asked IG to arrest the culprits as soon as possible. The union also appealed to the government to provide compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Chandan Gupta and adequate compensation for other victims of violence, ANI reported. Yogi govt had announced Rs 20 lakh compensation for Chandan Gupta’s family.
Earlier on January 29, the family of Chandan Gupta refused to accept any kind of compensation, instead, his mother wanted the status of a martyr for her son. Sangeeta Gupta, the mother of the deceased, told ANI, “I want justice, the accused are roaming free, the compensation will not do justice.” Chandan’s sister also demanded justice. She told to ANI, “Why will I accept compensation? We want the accused to be booked. I would rather take bullets, but not money.” On Republic Day Chandan Gupta died of a bullet injury in the clashes that broke out during a “Tiranga bike rally” in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj.
Yesterday, the UP Police nabbed a person named Salim, he is main accused behind Chandan Gupta’s murder, according to IG, Aligarh range, Sanjeev Gupta. “Salim has admitted that he had opened fire at Chandan Gupta,” IG Sanjeev Gupta claimed. Salim, and his two brothers, Naseem and Waseem, were accused of killing Chandan Gupta. Reportedly, UP Police nabbed Salim when he was hiding in Kasganj. However, his two accused brothers were yet to be traced. The Uttar Pradesh government, meanwhile, has sent a report to the Union Home Ministry on the violence and steps taken to control it. The state government’s report contains details about the arrests made by the UP Police and circumstances leading to the death of Chandan Gupta, an official said in New Delhi. The state government has conveyed that the police were investigating the case and all facts were being ascertained to know if the violence was pre-planned, he added.
The UP government has come under fire over the clashes with even Governor Ram Naik terming the Kasganj violence a “blot” on the state. Opposition parties have also attacked the state government over the clashes.