8 arrested, 200 booked for violence in Azamgarh villages  

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Varanasi
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 13:00 IST
Senior police officials were in Azamgarh to review situation there on Monday. (HT Photo)

Two days after clash and stone pelting took place between locals of Khudadarpur and Faridabad villages in Azamgarh, police on Monday registered FIR against 21 people.

They also included 200 unidentified people in the case for their alleged role in the clash. Eight people have also been arrested in this connection.

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel have been deployed in the twin villages to avoid any untoward incident.

The RAF jawans carried out a flag march in trouble-torn villages. Besides, the security personnel also marched Nandaon, Fariha, Saraimeer, Sanjarpur, and Harewa in the vicinity.

Additional director general of police (law and order) Daljeet Chaudhary said, “Cops have been directed to identify those involved in the incident and arrest them as soon as possible. Two companies of the RAF and 14 companies of the PAC along with cops from several police stations have been deployed in the area.”

Meanwhile, station officer Nizamabad Vivek Yadav said, “A case has been registered against 21 people, including one Feroz, a resident of Khudadadpur, by their name and 200 unidentified for beating Musafir Ram and ransacking his house on Saturday night.”

He added that raids were being carried out to ensure arrest of the accused. All schools have also been closed in view of the prevailing tension. Trouble began on Saturday night after three youths from Faridabad village reached Khudadadpur on a bike. There locals surrounded them since they hailed from the village from where some people had got into a row with Khudadadpur locals over throwing of colours during Holi in March this year.

After that stone pelting and firing took place in which an SDM, a Dy SP, a tehsildar and two S-Is were injured. SDM Anil Kumar Singh, tehsidar Ratnesh Shukla and S-Is RK Singh and Love Singh sustained injuries.

Circle officer (city) deputy SP KK Saroj had suffered bullet injuries in the incident. He was admitted to a private hospital at Azamgarh where doctors operated upon him and removed the bullet.  

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