UP CM calls Saharanpur incident unfortunate, four-member officers team sent to the spot
Lucknow: Calling the Saharanpur incident tragic and unfortunate, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said culprits will not be spared. He said strict action will be taken against those involved in Saharanpur voilence.
UP CM appealed to all people, including opposition parties, to cooperate in peace restoration in the district.
Yogi Adityanath also offered condolences to the family of the deceased. He said this government is for everyone and there will be no discrimination in the name of caste, creed or religion.
He also ordered a four member team to visit the spot for inquiry. The team comprises ADG, Law and Order, Aditya Mishra, IG STF Amitabh Yash, DG Security Vijay Bhushan and is led by Home Secretary Mani Prasad Mishra.
Five IPS officers from Gaziabad, Agra, Meerut and Aligarh have been sent to the violence hit district. All five are commandant of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).
Saharanpur is on boil owing to caste violence since April.
It may be mentioned that Thakurs in Shabbirpur village had prevented Dalit residents from installing a BR Ambedkar statue on the premises of a temple. In reply on May 5, a man was killed and 15 others were injured in clashes at the village when Dalits objected to a procession taken out by Thakurs to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rajput king Maharana Pratap.