Tension grips UP village as 12 booked for attacking RSS worker

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Allahabad
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 15:49 IST
The violence was over an RSS-run shakha at a primary school in Baka Jalapur village. (File photo /For representational purposes)

Police have registered a case against 12 people for allegedly attacking a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist, following a dispute over a ‘shakha’ (branch) being run at a primary school in Baka Jalapur village.

Members of the Hindu and Muslim communities clashed soon after the attack, which occurred on Saturday evening. A large number of police personnel were deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incidents.

The police report stated that Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Bhiknapur Alawalpur village in Mauaima, had an altercation with one Afsaar Ali over the former running an RSS shakha at the Ghoorghat primary school in the village.

Kumar alleged that he was attacked by Ali and a few of his friends at the primary school on Saturday, and shot at upon trying to flee the scene. However, the RSS activist managed to enter a village, where the villagers came out to support him.

Upon being informed about the communal tension in the area, superintendent of police (Trans-Yamuna) Rajesh Srivastava rushed to the village with a large number of security personnel. A case was registered against Ali and his accomplices after Kumar filed a complaint.

The accused – for their part – have claimed that it was Kumar and his supporters who attacked them, although they were yet to approach the police in this regard. Mauaima circle officer Lal Pratap Singh said that a case has been registered against the accused, and raids were on to nab them.

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