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14 charged with NSA over clashes in Mirzapur

Sabrangindia 23 Nov 2018

A violent fight ensued between members of two communities on Tuesday when a flagpole being carried in a VHP procession broke an overhead light on Tuesday, the police said.

 

Mirzapur Violence

Image: PTI

Mirzapur:  14 people were charged with the National Security Act (NSA) over clashes that erupted in Mukeri Bazaar in Mirzapur town of Uttar Pradesh. A violent fight ensued between members of two communities on Tuesday when a flagpole being carried in a VHP procession broke an overhead light on Tuesday, the police said.
 
“When the procession reached Mukeri Bazar area near Gurhatti Chauraha, the saffron flag broke a tube light, leading to heated arguments that were followed by stone-pelting, injuring two persons. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was taking out the procession on Tuesday evening, making an appeal to the people to attend the "Dharma Sabha", which they are organising on Sunday in Ayodhya,” the police said on Wednesday, Business Standard reported.
 
The lights were installed for Wednesday's Milad-un-Nabi celebration.
 
Meanwhile, the BJP and the Sangh Parivar activists sat on a protest on Tuesday night, demanding action against those involved in the incident.
 
“Police personnel have been deployed in the area, and the situation is normal and under control, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Shalini, adding that the clash had taken place over a minor issue,” the report said.
 
The 14 people were also charged under Section 188. Their medical was completed and they were taken into custody after being produced before the court. The people belonged to Gudiahatt, Ratanganj, Ganeshganj, Makrikho and Devpurva and other areas near Mirzapur.
 
The SP has suspended the inspector of Katra Kotwali police station and two police personnel posted at Mukeri Bazar police booth.

14 charged with NSA over clashes in Mirzapur

A violent fight ensued between members of two communities on Tuesday when a flagpole being carried in a VHP procession broke an overhead light on Tuesday, the police said.

 

Mirzapur Violence

Image: PTI

Mirzapur:  14 people were charged with the National Security Act (NSA) over clashes that erupted in Mukeri Bazaar in Mirzapur town of Uttar Pradesh. A violent fight ensued between members of two communities on Tuesday when a flagpole being carried in a VHP procession broke an overhead light on Tuesday, the police said.
 
“When the procession reached Mukeri Bazar area near Gurhatti Chauraha, the saffron flag broke a tube light, leading to heated arguments that were followed by stone-pelting, injuring two persons. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was taking out the procession on Tuesday evening, making an appeal to the people to attend the "Dharma Sabha", which they are organising on Sunday in Ayodhya,” the police said on Wednesday, Business Standard reported.
 
The lights were installed for Wednesday's Milad-un-Nabi celebration.
 
Meanwhile, the BJP and the Sangh Parivar activists sat on a protest on Tuesday night, demanding action against those involved in the incident.
 
“Police personnel have been deployed in the area, and the situation is normal and under control, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Shalini, adding that the clash had taken place over a minor issue,” the report said.
 
The 14 people were also charged under Section 188. Their medical was completed and they were taken into custody after being produced before the court. The people belonged to Gudiahatt, Ratanganj, Ganeshganj, Makrikho and Devpurva and other areas near Mirzapur.
 
The SP has suspended the inspector of Katra Kotwali police station and two police personnel posted at Mukeri Bazar police booth.

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