Muzaffarnagar Riot: Akhilesh's order followed, Uma Bharti detained

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UP Riot: Uma Bharti detained
Lucknow, Sept 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has been detained near Muzaffarnagar where communal riot left more than 40 people dead and many more injured. Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday, Sept 17 detained Bharti who was trying to enter into the riot-hit region.

Earlier Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had issued order saying no VIPs would be allowed to visit Muzaffarnagar in order to maintain law and order of the region. It seems that the police detained the BJP leader following the order issued by the CM.

Meanwhile, police informed that Indian army officials, who were deployed in the violence hit area, started pulling out of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Police detained Uma Bharti near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh

"There is absolute calm and the district administration and police are in complete control of the situation. Hence the army is being withdrawn," Additional Director General of Police Arun Kumar said.

"The process will be completed today," he added. Twenty-eight units of the army were requisitioned to assist the district administration after communal clashes erupted in Muzaffarnagar city, about 130 km from New Delhi, and the adjoining rural areas Sept 7-9.

Earlier the UP CM had visited Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas. He was greeted with black flags as people were protesting against him. However, the CM had appealed people to maintain peace.

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