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Tight vigil in Aligarh to thwart Kasganj visits

Aligarh administration is now taking no chances. After receiving information that some Hinduvadi leaders may go to Kasganj

india Updated: Feb 01, 2018 23:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Aligarh
Aligarh,Kasganj,Kasganj clashes
More than 80 persons were arrested while Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel intensified vigil in Kasganj on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

After several people sneaking into Kasganj, defying security, the Aligarh administration is now taking no chances. After receiving information that some Hinduvadi leaders may go to Kasganj , the police have launched a massive checking with SWAT team and LIU near Panehti police post on GT road. SO in charge (Akrabad) Vinod Kumar Singh told HT, “ The administration is trying to bring normalcy to Kasganj. On the orders of SSP Rajesh Pande, all vehicles going towards Kasganj are being checked.”

Pande himself is taking stock of police checking.

At Harduaganj also, police remained on the alert. SO (Harduaganj) Dr Vinod Singh told HT, “Orders have been received to stop political leaders from going to Kasganj and so checking has been intensified.”

After receiving information that some political and Hinduvadi leaders, including those of the Congress and RLD, may go to Kasganj from Aligarh, Atrauli police blocked the road on Avanti Bai Chowk and started checking incoming four- wheelers.

In another development, former RLD minister and former Muzaffarnagar MLA Yog Raj Singh and RLD western UP president and former MLA Dr Anil Chaudhry came to Aligarh on way to Kasganj and were addressing the media when CO (II) reached the site. The officer tried to reason with them but they paid no heed. As soon as the RLD activists got into a car, police encircled them and brought them to Kwarasi police station. They were released on personal bonds after three hours.

A delegation of AMU Students Union (AMUSU) is also expected to visit Kasganj. AMUSU President Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani said, “What is happening in Kasganj is not hidden .The rioting in Kasganj indicates inefficiency of police and it is a black spot on the tenure of Yogi government . Now innocent people in Kasganj are being arrested.”

Congress national secretary and former MLA Vivek Bansal and UP Congress vice president and former minister Satish Sharma were also going to Kasganj but police didn’t allow them to leave their houses and they were confined there from 8.30 am to 4 pm.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 23:10 IST