Kasganj violence: With 112 arrested and Section 144 in place, Uttar Pradesh Police says normalcy returning

A total of 112 people have been arrested in relation to the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, UP Police has said. Prohibotory orders continue to be in place in the town, and the situation is under control, according to officials.

Uttar Pradesh Police reported that a total of five FIRs have been filed in connection to the violence that broke out on Republic Day, killing one youth.

Police have arrested 31 persons for the violence. Another 81 have been taken into preventive custody.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC continue to be in place, and internet services had been suspended till 10 pm yesterday.

Police say normalcy is returning across Kasganj town. “The situation is heading towards normalcy, and markets have opened. Three drone cameras have been deployed for aerial surveillance of the entire city as most of the incidents took place in the peripheral areas,” Anand Kumar, Uttar Pradesh’s ADGP (Law & Order) was reported as having said, by news agency PTI.

Police have assured that strict action is being taken by those who threaten the enforced peace.