No fresh violence in Kasganj

first_imgNo fresh violence was reported since Wednesday night in Kasganj, which now looks like an impregnable fortress due to the heavy deployment of security personnel.The police headquarters in Lucknow said combing operations had been intensified to nab Naseem and Waseem, brothers of Saleem, the prime accused in the killing of Chandan Gupta.Saleem and his brothers are accused of killing the 22-year-old college student, the police said. According to an FIR and statements by some of the witnesses, Saleem had opened fire from the roof or balcony of his house. At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after Gupta died.After communal clashes broke out on January 26 during a Tiranga Yatra, authorities deployed around 400 jawans of the RAF and the PAC, and rushed eight ASPs, 14 COs and 25 SHOs to bring the situation under control, Superintendent of Police Piyush Srivastava said.Political hueThe issue acquired a political hue as leaders of various parties sought to score a point and the U.P. government came under fire.In Shahjahanpur, three people were injured on Wednesday after volunteers clashed among themselves during a ‘Tiranga’ rally taken out by some Hindu organisations, the police said. Two persons were arrested following the incident.last_img

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