Perpetrators of Kasganj violence won't be spared, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 January 2018, 08:11 PM
Perpetrators of Kasganj violence won't spared, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/Source: PTI)
Perpetrators of Kasganj violence won't spared, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/Source: PTI)

Four days after communal violence engulfed Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, state chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday warned stringent action against perpetrators of violence.

"Uttar Pradesh government is committed to provide security to each and every citizen. Those indulging in anarchy will not be spared,” Adityanath told the reporters.

The chief minister’s remarks came after communal clashes broke out in Kasganj last Friday in which one person was killed and two others were critically injured.

Clashes turned violent in the Western Uttar Pradesh’s town on Saturday morning when a group of people from a particular community went on rampage after cremation of a Hindu youth, who was killed during a clash on Friday.

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

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 was admitted in the hospital with critical injuries. Both had suffered bullet injuries.

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

Police have arrested as many as 118 people in connection with violence in Kasganj.

The Uttar Pradesh government has deployed senior IPS rank officers in the town to control deteriorating law and order after Friday evening clashes. Paramilitary forces including CRPF and BSF have taken control of the roads to thwart any untoward incident.

First Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 07:31 PM
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