Unidentified police recruitment candidates were booked on charges of rioting for protesting at the venue of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s rally in Ghazipur district on Wednesday. The candidates had demanded that the constable recruitment process be fast-tracked. Former Minister and Samajwadi Party MLA from Ghazipur, Om Prakash Singh later pacified the protesters and assured them for taking up their demand before the government.
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The FIR against a group of 60-65 unidentified persons has been lodged at the City Kotwali police station Thursday evening on various charges, including abetting commission of offences by the public, rioting and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace. The complainant of the case is the SHO of the police station, Sharad Chand Tripathi.
According to the complaint, the incident occurred on November 23 before the arrival of SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav at RTI ground in Ghazipur. Meanwhile, a group of youths entered the ground raising slogans, he alleged.
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“While they were raising slogans, some SP workers objected to it which led to a scuffle and the youths started throwing chairs. The protesters were pacified by former minister Om Prakash Singh,” said Ghazipur SP Arvind Sen.
The police is going through video evidence to establish identities of the accused.