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UP's Kasganj Continues to be on Edge, Shops and Religious Structure Attacked

A team of Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the violence-hit areas in Kasganj.

A team of Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the violence-hit areas in Kasganj.

A mob returning from the last rites of Friday’s victim reportedly went on a rampage.

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district witnessed communal violence for the second consecutive day on Saturday when a group vandalised few shops and attacked a religious structure.

The mob was reportedly returning from the last rites of a local resident who died in Friday’s violence.

A Rapid Action Force team rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob.

Police also barred Sadhvi Prachi from visiting the sensitive area, following which her supporters entered into a heated argument with the personnel and sat on a dharna.

One person was killed and two injured in clashes that erupted following stone-pelting at a motorcycle rally taken out by VHP and ABVP volunteers on the Mathura-Bareilly Highway to mark the Republic Day, police said. The district administration had to impose curfew in the trouble-hit area.

“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 in to ensure that the situation does not worsen," Additional DG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said.

first published:January 27, 2018, 14:23 IST