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Pilibhit police action: UP Govt warns of stern action

Accusing Varun Gandhi's supporters of indulging in unprovoked violence in Pilibhit, the Mayawati government today warned of stern action against troublemakers.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2009 21:04 IST

Accusing Varun Gandhi's supporters of indulging in unprovoked violence in Pilibhit, the Mayawati government today warned of stern action against troublemakers.

"Nobody will be allowed to take law and order into his hand and stern action would be taken against trouble makers," the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement.

Justifying police action on BJP workers, it said, "when BJP candidate from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi was sent to jail, his supporters brick batted at the jail staff and police without any provocation. The police used force only to control the situation."

The BJP workers reassembled and indulged in fresh brick-batting after which police "had to use force to disperse the trouble makers," it said adding that the situation was now under control.

The government said that FIRs lodged against Varun was under investigation and CDs of his speeches were being examined by a team of expert.

Two FIRs were lodged against the BJP candidate at Barkhera police station for making inflammatory and provocative speeches during a rallies on March 8.