Peace eludes Aligarh; toll up to seven
VIOLENCE CONTINUED in trouble-torn areas of Aligarh, with the toll going up to seven. The State Government suspended district magistrate Rajesh Kumar Singh and senior superintendent of police Ajay Anand.india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 00:03 IST
VIOLENCE CONTINUED in trouble-torn areas of Aligarh, with the toll going up to seven.
The State Government suspended district magistrate Rajesh Kumar Singh and senior superintendent of police Ajay Anand.
Efforts to restore peace suffered a setback on Saturday when a boy belonging to a particular community sustained a gunshot injury in Hatipul area under Delhi Gate police station.
The boy was on way to receiving relief material being distributed in a curfew-bound area when the incident occurred.
Till this incident, it had seemed the city was well on its way to normalcy.
Family members of the injured blamed the Rapid Action Force for it. They said the incident took place in the presence of the RAF.
It may be recalled that five persons were killed on Wednesday in a the clash between two communities in the kotwali police station area. On Thursday, a labourer Gulab Rai Khan of Bhujpura ward was shot dead by unidentified miscreants. Wasim of Kamalpur was dragged out of a tempo and gunned down by a miscreant at Singhal Dharamkanta on Agra Road under Sasnigate police station.
Agra divisional commissioner Ashok Kumar, who is camping in Aligarh, replaced the Rapid Action Force by the PAC.
Before the suspension of the DM and the SSP, the government had suspended the SP City, the ADM City, and a Deputy SP.
The government has ordered a probe in connection with the violence.
A two- member commission has been constituted in this connection. The commission will report its findings within a week’s time.
Both the members, principal secretary. Agriculture, Arun Kumar Mishra and DG, Police Headquarters, SK Rizvi have reached Aligarh. Dr Ashok Kumar admitted that today’s incident had disturbed the situation.