After reports of exodus of Hindu families in Prahlad Nagar in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, the state's Labour minister Sunil Bharala has said that his team has met with the families to ascertain the causes of the migration.
"We have met seven families here. Five of the seven families have said that the motor gang misbehave with girls and create an atmosphere in the area. While two families have said that all is well here. We will conduct an inquiry and things will become clearer to us. The party and the people are with us.
"My home is in Meerut, my family is in Meerut. The Yogi government is bringing law and order and giving justice to everyone," he said.
Meanwhile, the District Magistrate has outrightly denied the exodus of Hindu families from the area owing to the threat from the gang and said that it was merely a traffic issue.
"There is no such situation. There was a traffic issue, and now we have put pickets, begun screenings and checking everyone. In a couple of days people wil see the difference. We ae giving challans to those who break the law. Things will improve very soon. There is no need for anyone to be afraid. People of every profession and eduction stream can go about work freely. We will also put CCTC cameras by evening. We have installed eight cameras. We are screening everyone. They will be caught at the city square," DM Sanjay Panday said.
He also denied that MLA Sunil Bharala's comment to Republic Media Network where he said that families from a specific community have claimed feeling threatened by the motor gang, he continued to deny the matter.
"The MLA did not say that. I condemn what you are saying,"