Kasganj clash: ABVP and RSS bikers abused Muslims on R-Day

Police patrol areas near Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh which witnessed violence on Friday and Saturday

According to the police, 22-years-old Chandan Gupta was died after getting hit with the bullet on his chest.

Tension prevailed in the western Uttar Pradesh town of Kasganj even as the administration organised a meeting of the district peace committee yesterday morning in a bid to restore normalcy, officials said.

Meanwhile, 49 people have been arrested in connection with the conflict on Friday. "While borders have been sealed too", RP Singh, Kasganj District Magistrate. The clash started when some local youths took out a Rs Tiranga Yatra' on Republic Day and were opposed by another group that sparked violence.

While nine accused have been arrested on charges of murder and rioting, 39 have been arrested for disruption of law and order situation, which include those who torched buses and shops.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up and 49 people have been arrested by Uttar Pradesh police in wake of the latest communal clash in Kasganj.

More then 112 persons were arrested while Rapid Action Force and Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel intensified vigil on Sunday in strife-torn Kasganj which continued to be tense on Sunday. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC also continue to be in place in the restive area.

Some stray incidents of violence were reported on Sunday, with a mob setting fire to some kiosks and a vehicle on the outskirts of Kasganj. Situation is completely under control.

He added the police was trying to make people "understand communal bonhomie".

Following violence between two communities in Kasganj, superintendent of police Sunil Kumar Singh has been transferred to Meerut and a magisterial probe has been ordered to investigate the clashes, media reports said. "The UP government must act tough on the anti-social elements, so that this acts as a deterrent for others". After explosives were found during house-to-house searches, the state police chief said the stringent National Security Act (NSA) would be invoked against the culprits.

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