Thirty-six folks have to this point been arrested in reference to the violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on Friday over alleged insulting remarks on Prophet Muhammad by a BJP spokesperson, police mentioned right this moment.
The arrests had been made after police scoured video clips to determine the folks concerned in violence, officers mentioned, including that three First Data Reviews or FIRs have been registered within the case in opposition to unknown individuals.
“Extra individuals are being recognized on the idea of the movies,” mentioned Police Commissioner Vijay Singh Meena.
He mentioned motion might be taken in opposition to the conspirators underneath the Gangster Act, and their property might be seized.
Heavy safety has been deployed within the metropolis to take care of legislation and order and keep away from any untoward incidents.
Violence erupted in elements of Kanpur after Friday prayers as members of two teams clashed and threw stones at one another over a name to close down markets in protest in opposition to Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her alleged feedback in opposition to Prophet Mohammed throughout a latest information debate on the Gyanvapi challenge.
13 police personnel and thirty different folks from either side had been injured within the clashes, officers mentioned.
“Some younger males quantity 50-100 all of a sudden stepped out on the streets and began sloganeering. One other group opposed it and it escalated to stone-throwing. Round eight to 10 cops had been current on the spot then who tried to intervene and managed the scenario to some extent. The management room was knowledgeable instantly and senior officers together with me reached the spot inside 10 minutes,” Mr Meena had mentioned yesterday.