Violent protests erupt over killing of two constables; SP blames media for targetting Akhilesh govt

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "the Ministry of Home Affairs is concerned over the prevailing 'Law and Order' situation in UP.

By: Press Trust of India | Firozabad | Updated: June 17, 2014 11:09 am
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has decided to give Rs 20 lakh each to the families of the two constables.

Violent protests broke out in Firozabad on Monday over the killing of two police constables by unidentified assailants, leaving a DIG of police and several others injured, drawing a strong reaction from the Centre which said it is concerned over the law and order situation in Uttar pradesh.

Under attack over a spate of rapes in the state, the ruling Samajwadi Party accused the media of “targeting” its government under a “conspiracy sponsored by BJP.”

Protests erupted in the the Firozabad city, about 285 km from Lucknow, at Subhash crossing near the district hospital with locals demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the killing of the two constables last night at Sailai road.

DIG (Range) Vijay Singh Meena was one of those injured as the irate crowd resorted to brick-batting. Several shops and vehicles were damaged by the angry mob which also blocked the road and torched a police vehicle.

According to police, the two constables were shot dead by unidentified miscreants during a chase in the Ramgarh area. The incident took place when the constables Dinesh Pratap Singh and Giriraj Kishore Gujjar, aged between 30-32 years, were chasing a group of miscreants last night. While Giriraj died on the spot after being shot, Dinesh was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed during treatment.

Following the incident, SO Ramgarh Ajay Kumar Yadav and Sub-Inspector Omar Farooq have been suspended, DIG Meena said. Additional personnel have been rushed to the area where the protests are taking place, police said, adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants.

In Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “the Ministry of Home Affairs is concerned over the prevailing ‘Law and Order’ situation in UP. We are closely monitoring the situation in UP.”

In Varanasi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said, “I know the reason (for the incident). I know this district. Firozabad is our district. I have decided to give Rs 20 lakh each to the families of the two constables. They were brave policemen. They died while maintaining law and order.”

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    radley
    Jun 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm
    Okay, Akhilesh knows the reason for killing two constable, that means he also knows who are the killers. 20Lacs is very low to buy peace for crimes by yr govt Mr Akhilesh, pay at least 1Crore to each of them.
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    mohante
    Jun 17, 2014 at 6:08 am
    why wont Akhilesh Yadav share the reason
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    cigar
    Jun 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm
    He is worst than father Mulla ayam
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    Luhar Luhar
    Jun 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    If those Teda Naaks had any conscience left, they would resign. UP is a failed state. Period.
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    M
    Jun 17, 2014 at 6:15 am
    The two constables who died did not belong to the CM's caste, hence he will not loose sleep over it. The SO and the SI are Yadav and Muslim respectively so their suspension will be temporary. That's how U.P. is being governed. The public should deliver its own justice to this criminal family of MSY.
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    Sphinx
    Jun 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    You don't have to announce the money. 20 lacs is not a big amount for loss of life on police duty. For loss of life on duty or calamities there must be well defined norms rather than politicians announcing discretionary amounts. We are expecting to hear about the justice part from honorable CM.
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