Kasganj incident won’t be repeated, assures Uttar Pradesh Governor

Lucknow, Jan 29: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday described the Kasganj communal clash as ‘unfortunate’ and ensured that such incidents will not be repeated in the future.

He said probe into the matter is underway and soon the culprits would be nabbed.

“The Kasgunj incident is a blot on the state of Uttar Pradesh. The matter is being investigated. We will take strict steps to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.”

Earlier on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 Lakh to the bereaved parents of Chandan Abhishek, who lost his life in Kasganj clash.

Thirty-two people were sent to jail on charges of murder and 51 others were detained by police, in connection with the violence that erupted in Kasganj.

One person died and two others were injured after a clash broke out between two communities during ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Kasganj city on Friday.

Both the groups reportedly pelted stones at each other and also fired bullets at each other.


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