Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh:
A day after violence over current remarks by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad, police in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur shared movies of municipal groups out with bulldozers underneath a heavy police presence, demolishing elements of houses of two of the accused arrested for disturbing the peace and social concord. A complete of 64 individuals have been arrested in Saharanpur, the district’s police chief mentioned in an announcement
Visuals shared by the police confirmed cops and municipal groups on the residences of accused Muzammil and Abdul Waqir, with bulldozers razing gates and outer partitions of their homes which they declare had been unlawful constructions.
In Kanpur, the place violent clashes and stone-pelting befell on June 3 over the identical concern, the police at present demolished properties belonging to a person they known as a ‘land mafia linked to native chief Zafar Hayat Hashmi who’s the principle accused within the violence’.
Extra Commissioner of Police (Regulation and order) Anand Prakash Tiwari mentioned that the Kanpur Improvement 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, 3 km away from the place the violence occurred.
“There are causes to consider that the funding has been made by the prime accused of the violence case,” Mr Tiwari mentioned, and claimed that the demolition was carried out in accordance with “norms and laws.” An area court docket had on Friday authorized 72 hours’ police remand of Mr Hashmi together with Jawed Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Rahil, and Sufiyan. “The accused had been taken into police custody following the court docket’s order on Saturday morning and can stay in custody until Tuesday morning,” mentioned Mr Tiwari.
Over 230 individuals have been arrested within the state to this point for violent clashes over objectionable and communal feedback in opposition to Prophet Muhammad by two BJP leaders. 11 circumstances have been filed in seven districts; all circumstances have been filed for severe offences.
Chatting with IHNS, UP Police’s extra director normal (regulation and order) Prashant Kumar mentioned the scenario is underneath management within the state now and the police are taking strict motion in opposition to these liable for the violence.
The police will take strict motion in opposition to all of the individuals or teams who’ve “dared to disturb peace and concord”, together with charging them underneath the Gangster Act, seizing their properties, and making certain they pay for damages triggered to non-public and public property in order that such incidents will not be repeated, Mr Kumar has mentioned.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s workplace mentioned that officers have been given liberty and clear directions to take stringent motion in opposition to “anti-social components”.