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Kasganj violence: Hindu Mahasabha leader under preventive detention

Hindu Mahasabha state president Dr Puja Shakun Pande was held under preventive detention in her house.

lucknow Updated: Jan 30, 2018 15:26 IST
Pradeep Saxena
Pradeep Saxena
Hindustan Times, Aligarh
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Communal violence broke out at Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning.(HT Photo)

Hindu Mahasabha state president Dr Puja Shakun Pande was held under preventive detention in her house on Monday.

Dr Shakun was due to go to Kasganj again but when the administration received information about her plans, it immediately put her under preventive detention in her own house and deployed force there.

SP (city) Atul Shrivastva told HT, ” To maintain peace, Hindu Mahasabha state president Dr Puja Shakun has been detained in her house. Nobody will be allowed to mar peace and create law and order problems in Kasganj at all”.

To recall, Dr Shakun had succeeded in visiting slain youth Chandan’s family in Kasganj on Sunday, skirting security. She rode on the scooter of an activist and reached the town through lanes and by lanes. As it was expected that she may go to Kasganj again on Monday, the district and police administration put her under preventative detention.

Dr Puja Shakun has alleged that the police have threatened Chandan’s family and so they are not opening their mouths. “The government has made the situation in Kasganj like Kashmir,” she said.


The condition of Akram, who lost an eye in the riots, is improving in JN Medical College here.

To recall, Akram was coming to Aligarh from Lakhimpur Kheri as delivery of his wife was due here but he was attacked near Mal Godam crossing in Kasganj by rioters and lost an eye. His wife delivered a baby girl on Monday. Akram’s father-in-law and national vice president of Ulema Council Mati-ur-Rab told

HT, “Akram’s condition is improving while his wife has delivered a baby girl in Firoz hospital . Both mother and baby are well.”

The condition of Naushad, another man injured during Kasganj riots is also improving.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 15:25 IST