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Kasganj Violence: Special Investigation Team Formed To Probe Tiranga Yatra Firing

Team Republic |

Hack:

  • A Special Investigation Team has been formed to arrest the remaining accused and probe Kasganj violence
  • Section 144 has been imposed and additional RAF and PAC trrops have been deployed in the area
  • Meanwhile,Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from the Kasganj administration

After fresh violence erupted in curfew-bound Kasganj city on Friday with miscreants torching two shops and a bus, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to arrest the remaining accused and probe the incident. Section 144 has been imposed and additional RAF and PAC trrops have been deployed in the area

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from the Kasganj administration. Police presence in the area has been beefed up after Friday's clashes that left a boy dead and injured two others, even as nine people have been arrested in connection of the violence so far.

The area remained tensed after clashes had broken out on Republic Day following reported stone-pelting at a motorcycle Tiranga rally taken out by VHP and ABVP volunteers on Mathura-Bareilly highway.

Following the clashes curfew was imposed in the city. According to police, miscreants torched two shops and a bus. Fire department personnel have been sent to the scene.

The Uttar Pradesh Police tweeted that they have arrested fifty persons in connection with the clashes on Friday.

 

"A complaint has been filed at Kasganj police station and nine persons involved have been arrested so far. A special team has been constituted and we are trying to arrest others involved," the police said.

 

A 16-year-old boy was killed and two persons were injured in the clashes on Friday, according to District Magistrate R P Singh.

 

"It seems the (stone pelting) incident was not pre-planned, but spontaneous," Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar has said.

 

"The troublemakers are being identified, and stringent action will be initiated against them. The district administration has been able to control the situation so far, but additional forces will be called to ensure that the situation does not worsen," he has said.

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