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Home ministry seeks report from UP government on Kasganj clashes

The ministry has asked the state government to send a comprehensive report about the violence that started on January 26 and steps taken to restore peace in Kasganj.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2018 23:26 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
More than 80 people were arrested while the Rapid Action Force and Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel intensified vigil in Kasganj on Sunday.
More than 80 people were arrested while the Rapid Action Force and Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel intensified vigil in Kasganj on Sunday. (PTI File Photo)
         

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Tuesday sought an official report from the Uttar Pradesh government regarding communal clashes in Kasganj near Aligarh, where a 23-year-old man was killed on January 26.

A senior home ministry official said the ministry has asked the UP government for the sequence of events that led to the clashes as well as death of Chandan Gupta. Two others suffered grievous injuries in the ensuing clashes, including Lakhimpur Kheri resident Mohammed Akram who was driving through Kasganj town on Friday night on his way to Aligarh. At least three shops, two buses and a car were torched during the clashes.

“MHA has asked the state government to send a comprehensive report about the violence that started on January 26 as well as the steps taken to restore peace in Kasganj and its adjoining areas. The state government has also been asked to provide details about the steps taken against those involved in the violence,” the official added, asking not to be identified.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 23:25 IST

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