Kasganj Violence | 112 arrested, explosives found during house-to-house search

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 January 2018, 09:15 AM

According to an official statement issued by the UP Police, 112 persons have been arrested and 81 preventive arrests have been made in connection with the Kasganj violence that started on Friday following a Trianga Yatra.

Five cases have been registered so far of which three were registered by station in-charge of Kasganj Kotwali. Cases were registered under various sections of the IPC, CLA (Criminal Law Amendment) Act and for violation of the National Flag Act, the statement said.

Clashes had broken out on Friday between two groups which further escalated to the firing of several rounds in Kotwali area of the city.

“32 people have been sent to jail so far under charges of murder. Besides them, 51 people have been detained. Situation is completely under control. There was no incident on Sunday, police forces have been stationed to keep an eye on the situation,” said Sanjeev Kumar, IG.

Security forces have meanwhile intensified vigil in the restive town of Western Uttar Pradesh and drone cameras have been deployed for aerial surveillance.
State police chief said explosives were found during house-to-house searches and the National Security Act (NSA) would be invoked against the culprits.

The administration also organised a meeting of the district peace committee at the nagar panchayat office on Sunday morning to restore normalcy.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has stressed that the guilty would not be spared.

Meanwhile, locals say the city is slowly returning back to normal but the administration should ensure that such incidents do not take place again.

First Published: Monday, January 29, 2018 07:57 AM
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