Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

UP government sets up committee to probe Saharanpur clash

165 shops and handcarts and 42 vehicles were set ablaze in the violence. 165 shops and handcarts and 42 vehicles were set ablaze in the violence.
Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Posted: July 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday constituted a committee to probe the incidence of violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead  and over 30 injured.

The committee headed by PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav would visit Saharanpur and after going through all the aspects will finally give its report to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.

The other members of the committee are– Technical Education Minister Shivakant Ojha, Minister of State for Rural Development Arvind Singh Gope, state minister Ashu Malik and SP’s District President, Moradabad, Haji Ikram Qureshi.

Clashes between two communities over a land dispute in Saharanpur had left three persons dead and 34 injured. 165 shops and handcarts and 42 vehicles were set ablaze in the violence. Meanwhile, curfew was on Thursday relaxed for six hours in the violence-hit district where a peace march was taken out by people belonging to different communities.

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