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After Violence Over Prophet Remark, UP Police Out With Bulldozers

Prophet Remark Row: Visuals present bulldozers demolishing two homes amid heavy police deployment.

Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh:

A day after violence over current remarks by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad, the Uttar Pradesh police is out with bulldozers in Saharanpur the place 64 folks have been arrested thus far for disturbing peace and social concord. The police reached the residences of accused Muzammil and Abdul Waqir together with a group of the native civic physique and razed elements of their homes which they declare have been unlawful constructions. 

Visuals present bulldozers demolishing two homes amid heavy police deployment.

After violent clashes and stone-pelting in Kanpur on June three over the identical situation, the police had demolished properties linked to native Muslim chief Zafar Hayat Hashmi who is alleged to be the principle accused within the incident.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and order) Anand Prakash Tiwari stated that the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) has demolished a newly-constructed constructing owned by one Mohammad Ishtiyaq, who is alleged to be a detailed relative of prime accused Zafar Hayat Hashmi.

The constructing was within the Swaroopnagar locality of Kanpur.

“There are reasons to believe that the investment has been made by the prime accused of the violence case,” Mr Tiwari stated, and claimed that the demolition was carried out in accordance with “norms and regulations.” A neighborhood court docket had on Friday permitted 72 hours’ police remand of Mr Hashmi together with Jawed Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Rahil, and Sufiyan. “The accused were taken into police custody following the court’s order on Saturday morning and will remain in custody till Tuesday morning,” stated Mr Tiwari.

Over 230 folks have been arrested within the state thus far for violent clashes over objectionable and communal feedback towards Prophet Muhammad by two BJP leaders. 11 instances have been filed in seven districts; all instances have been filed for severe offences.

Speaking to NDTV, UP Police’s further director basic (legislation and order) Prashant Kumar stated the state of affairs is below management within the state now and the police are taking strict motion towards these answerable for the violence.

The police will take strict motion towards all of the folks or teams who’ve “dared to disturb peace and harmony”, together with charging them below the Gangster Act, seizing their properties, and guaranteeing they pay for damages prompted to personal and public property in order that such incidents are usually not repeated, Mr Kumar has stated.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s workplace stated that officers have been given liberty and clear directions to take stringent motion towards “anti-social elements”.

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