Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

Fresh Violence Erupts In Kasganj Amid Curfew, RAF Patrolling

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Indian town Kasganj in state Uttar Pradesh experienced a fresh violence outbreak today following rioting and vandalism after communal clashes on January 26.

Fresh Violence Erupts In Kasganj Amid Curfew, RAF Patrolling

Despite curfew a shop was burnt and people were seen getting into heated altercations at different spots of the district.

Police chief Piyush Srivastava said unidentified miscreants damaged a mosque in Amapur, about seventeen kilometres away from Kasganj.

The newly appointed police chief added, “The dome of the mosque was damaged by miscreants in Amapur, which led to tension in the area. There seems to be a gang behind it as earlier incidents occurred in the city area, whereas now it’s happening on the outskirts.”

Srivastava and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been patrolling the city after taking charge. He said anti-social element would be put behind bars.

Inspector General (IG) of Aligarh range, Sanjeev Gupta, said even though the situation is tense, but it is under control.

Initial violence broke on January 26 when a motorcycle rally of Hindu youths ran into a flag-hoisting ceremony in a Muslim-populated area.

It is reported both sites exchanged hateful jibes and it resulted into a clash.

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