Kasganj violence: Groups vandalise shops, buses set on fire; Police arrest 49 people

27 January 2018, 11:25 PM

Violence erupted in Western Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj town on Saturday when a group of people from a particular community went on rampage after cremation of a youth in his early twenties, who was killed during a clash on Friday.

The groups vandalised shops, burnt down several others at the town’s main market. The mob also set two buses on fire.

According to police, one Chandan Gupta, 22, was killed in a clash that broke out during a ‘Tiranga Rally’ by activists of ABVP and VHP. Another person identified as Naushad is admitted in the hospital with critical injuries. Both had suffered bullet injuries.

Soon after the incident Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the police to sternly deal with the culprits.

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Police have arrested nine people in connection with Friday violence.

Senior IPS rank officers have been deployed in the town to control deteriorating law and order after Friday evening clashes. Paramilitary forces including CRPF and BSF have been deployed to thwart any untoward incident.

First Published: Saturday, January 27, 2018 04:44 PM
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