Kasganj Violence: 9 arrested, internet services suspended; situation under control
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 28-Jan-2018

Lucknow, January 28: In Uttar Pradesh, two FIRs have been lodged against 24 people in connection with Kasganj clashes. Forty nine people have, so far, been arrested. Principal Secretary Home Arvind Kumar has said, the situation is tense but under control.

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said, "Two cases were registered yesterday (Friday). As many as nine arrests in two cases, 40 more preventive arrests have been made. ADG Agra Zone/Commissioner Aligarh/IG Aligarh range have been camping there since Friday, an IG-level officer, DK Thakur, has reached there from Lucknow and camping since yesterday night."

He added, "Five companies of PAC and 1 RAF company had reached Kasganj on Friday along with additional civil police officers/policemen from the zone. One more company of RAF has been provided Saturday."

The principal secretary (home) also informed, "After the peaceful cremation in the morning, some miscreants have tried to disturb peace which has been strictly dealt with. Only sporadic attempts of arson in the outskirts took place on Saturday."

One person was killed and another injured in clashes between two groups in the district during a procession on Republic Day. Half a dozen houses, shops and vehicles were set on fire.

The incident took place on Republic Day when a "Tiranga Yatra" in the form of a bike rally was taken out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and some other Hindu organisations in the town. As they were passing through the Hulka locality a Muslim majority area some youths pelted stones on the bikers.