Kasganj clash: Situation under control, says UP police

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2018 15:48 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] January 28 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday said that the situation is under control in Kasganj after violence broke out on the Republic Day, wherein one person died and two others were injured.

Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), OP Singh said that drone surveillance is being conducted to maintain law and order.

"Situation in Kasganj is under control. No incidents have taken place in the last few hours. Through drones we are conducting surveillance. Our priority is to maintain law and order. We had put restrictions on the internet for few hours to restrain rumours from being spread but we took this step to maintain law and order which is our utmost priority", Singh told ANI.

He added that a number of people have been arrested and patrolling has been intensified.

Meanwhile, raids were conducted at the residence of an accused in connection with the case.

All internet services have been suspended from 5 p.m. on January 27 to 10 p.m. on January 28.

One person died and two others were injured after a clash broke out between two communities during 'Tiranga Yatra' in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj city on Friday.

Both the groups reportedly pelted stones at each other and also fired bullets at each other.

Chandan Gupta died in the clash after suffering a bullet injury.

Till now, 49 people have been arrested in connection with the conflict and section 144 is still imposed in the state.

While nine accused have been arrested on charges of murder and rioting, 39 have been arrested for disruption of law and order situation, which include those who torched buses and shops.

A Special Investigative Team (SIT) has been formed to arrest the others accused in the violence.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the loss of life and told the police to sternly deal with the culprits. (ANI)

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