Two of the leaders alleged that Maneka Gandhi ignored development of the district and remained inaccessible to both the people and local partymen. The MLAs and other leaders also held a meeting to discuss the issue.
Divisional Forest Officer, Sonbhadra, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, said around 9 pm Friday, the department got a tip-off that a few persons involved in illegal mining were loading stones in a tractor-trolley at Papri village under Machhi Forest range.
An FIR was registered against 12 persons, 10 of whom are unidentified, on several charges including murder. One of the prime accused, Laxmi Yadav, was arrested Saturday, informed Superintendent of Police, Sonbhadra, Salmantaj Jafertaj Patil.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, Dinesh Kumar P, said, “A murder case was filed on the basis of the complaint filed by the jail authority. Since postmortem could not confirm the cause of death, we will wait for the viscera report to decide the next court of action. We will also seek opinion from legal experts.”
On February 5, the state government ordered to set-up a four member SIT headed by former UP DGP Atul to examine the cases filed during 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Kanpur police have been collecting the case documents and the status of each cases to be sent to the government.
The FIR comes a day after protests on campus against a planned visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday when some AMU students were allegedly involved in an altercation with reporters and a cameraman of Republic TV.
Akhilesh tweeted, 'I was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders. Currently detained at Lucknow airport. It is clear how frightened the govt is by the oath ceremony of a student leader."
As per government records, 24 sugar mills across the state owe around Rs 900 crore to the farmers for financial year 2017-18. According to the state cane department, 14 of the 24 sugar mills are in West UP.