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Uttar Pradesh: Kasganj SP transferred to Meerut post-violence

By Deepika

Following communal violence in western Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj, the Yogi Adityanath government today transferred the area Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh to Police Training School in Meerut, officials said.

Kasganj violence

Piyush Srivastava was appointed as the new SP of Kasganj after Sunil Kumar Singh was transferred to Meerut.

Kasganj witnessed communal violence last week and at least three shops, two buses and a car were torched after a youth was killed in clashes following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day.

Three days after the clashes between two communities which left one dead and many injured, the situation in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh remains tense but under control on Monday.

Prohibitory orders remained in place while police presence was intensified, the official said. Three drone cameras have been deployed for aerial surveillance.

As many as 112 people were arrested and Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh has said that the National Security Act will be slapped against the persons behind the violence that erupted on January 26.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik termed the Kasganj communal clash as a "blot" on the state and asked the government to initiate measures to ensure such incidents did not recur.

The governor noted that such an incident had occurred in the state for the first time in the last 9-10 months and described it as "shameful". "Whatever happened in Kasganj was not good. The incident there is a 'kalank' (blot) for UP. The government is probing the incident. It should initiate effective measures to ensure that such incidents are not repeated," he told reporters in Lucknow.

OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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