“What has the commission got to do with Saharanpur? Those were clashes between Dalits and Thakurs,” NCM chairman Gayorul Hasan Rizvi said
The Saharanpur police have procured a court order to get five of Bheem Army’s Facebook accounts deleted.
The police have announced a reward of Rs 12,000 each for information on Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar and his three associates. A Saharanpur court has issued non-bailable warrants against BJP MP Raghav Lakahanpal Sharma’s brother connection with another inter-caste clash.
Uttar Pradesh Police also announced a reward of Rs 12,000 each for information on Chandrashekhar, the founder of Dalit outfit ‘Bhim Army’, and two others, Manjeet and Kamal.
The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred Saharanpur Divisional Commissioner in an administrative reshuffle of 20 IAS officers following the recent incidents of caste clashes in the district.
The petitioner has sought resumption of mobile internet and messaging services in the western UP district, which were suspended last week in the aftermath of a fresh round of inter-caste violence.
The cycle of violence in Saharanpur began on May 5, when a man was killed, several injured and around 25 homes set ablaze in inter-caste clashes in Shabbirpur village. The district has remained tense ever since and violence has erupted repeatedly.
Saharanpur district magistrate Pramod Kumar said that they stopped them from moving further after Rahul’s convoy crossed the Yamuna bridge in the district.
The Congress vice-president was accompanied by UP Congress chief Raj Babbar and senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit highlights: ADG (Law and Order) Aditya Misra had earlier said the police requested Gandhi to cancel his visit as it wanted to avoid any “confusion and provocation”.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government suspended the Saharanpur District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police citing dereliction of duty.
Internet service cut off, officers made to go for allowing Mayawati rally
The Congress also hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for ‘failing’ to protect Dalits and also demanded an independent probe into the violence and cases against top police and civil officials of the district.
The person who died has been identified as Ashish Meghraj, 25, a resident of Sarsawa.
PM Modi is in Saharanpur to highlight his government’s achievements in the past two years.