Lucknow, May 25: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the people of the state not to pay heed to any inciting statements. He also said that some forces were out to create disturbances in the state as they were not able to digest the welfare measures initiated by the state government in the best interests of the people.
The Chief Minister also underlined that such forces will be defeated at all costs in their nefarious designs with the help and support of the people. He also informed that the guilty in the Saharanpur incident were being identified and dealt with strictly.
CM also reiterated that the present state government did not discriminate with anyone and did not represent any caste, any religion or community and followed the guiding principle of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.
Earlier, Saharanpur District Magistrate NP Singh and Senior Superintendent of police Subhash Chandra Dubey have been suspended. Divisional Commissioner MP Agrawal and DIG JK Shahi have been removed following incidents of violence in the district.
The Saharanpur administration has imposed Section 144 in Saharanpur to prevent any untoward incident. Also administration has banned the use of social media in the district. About 60 persons have been arrested till now for their alleged involvement in the incidents of violence.
Newly appointed DM PK Pandey said that establishing sense of security among people and maintaining law and order are his priorities and order and strict actions will be taken against miscreants. A team of four senior officers is already camping in the district for restoration of peace and normalcy.
The violence in the district has left three persons dead and several injured. Saharanpur has been on the boil since April 20 when some BJP workers and Muslims clashed over a Dalit rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti. On May 5 violence in Saharanpur had taken place when a procession by Thakurs, sporting saffron scarves and marking the birth anniversary of 16th-century Rajput king Maharana Pratap, entered Jatav settlements.