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Curfew Imposed in UP’s Kasganj as Violence Spirals

KASGANJ: Violence broke out in Indian state Uttar Pradesh’s city Kasgnaj as miscreants torched two shops and a bus on Saturday morning.

Following clashes, curfew was imposed in the city.

Fire tenders and firefighters were sent to the scene. Following the clashes, curfew has been imposed in the city.

The clashes started on Friday following an incident of stone-pelting at a rally.

The motorcycle rally was taken out by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on India’s Republican Day.

Local police claimed they have arrested nine people in connection with yesterday’s clashes which had left a person dead.

Police said a complaint was filed at Kasganj police station and nine persons were arrested so far. “A special team has been constituted and we are trying to arrest others involved,” the police said.

According to Indian media, a 16-year-old boy was killed and two persons were injured in the riots yesterday.

Additional DG Law and Order Anand Kumar says the incident was not ‘pre-planned, but spontaneous.’

“The troublemakers are being identified, and stringent action will be initiated against them. The district administration has been able to control the situation so far, but additional forces will be called to ensure that the situation does not worsen,” he has said.

Kasganj is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 220 kilometres from capital city New Delhi.

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